Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Digital Wallpaper (The wafer thin, flexible, lightweight and endless scalable LED screen for dynamic ambient lighting and outdoor video walls)
Reporting period: 2019-11-01 to 2020-10-31
LightnTec is solution provider to create immersive spaces based on motion pattern: Automated guiding, entertaining, connecting and informing people.
Our animated, digital, skin like surfaces are wafer thin, ultralight, flexible, cuttable and bright. Our innovative high- tech material ledTec.flex are manufactured in Germany (Karlsruhe) and can be used indoor as well as outdoor. Or product family ledTec.flex is like a flexible display on foil substrate and can be controlled by video data such as movies and pictures. With motionTec.sens (sensors, cameras, cloud controlled) we are counting and tracking people in 3D-spaces incl. detection of age and gender. With these data (incl. path analysis, dwell time, purchase power, gender and age) we control (also existing) Digital-Signage as well as the ledTec.flex product family with videos. For connecting, guiding, entertaining and informing people for a unique customer journey. Automated. Personalised. Real-time. „We convert virtual to reality!”
To mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and with most exhibitions, conferences and events cancelled, we intensified our communication via website, social media, video content and other online channels. Distribution partnerships were established and we won several reference customers.
On the technical side, we further developed the Digital Wallpaper technology to provide the solution ledTec.flex incl. motionTec.sense to create a unique user experience by AI-controlled media based on people and their behaviour within spaces in realtime. We adapted the architecture of ledTec.flex to allow more flexibility in realising application-specific solutions with higher pixel pitch, higher lumen outputs and to reduce production costs. Parallel motionTec.sens was GDPR certified in order to integrate wifi sensors and optical sensors. Our solution allows to automatically inform, guide and entertain people in public. These technologies may additionally support and protect businesses and organisations to implement regulations fighting the COVID-19 spread. By a camera-based occupancy control, mask detection or measuring of distances between people, motionTec.sense can e.g. remember people to put on their mask or to pay more attention to social distancing: https://youtu.be/N4KDk103v9E
Many different applications are addressed by Digital Wallpaper. One example is the use for fairs, events and promotions. With the quick mounting, easy installation and with not substructure necessary, it can be used temporarily or in a rental model. Further examples are the dynamically illuminating homogeneously luminous surfaces inside commercial vehicles or immersive spaces by integration into walls or ceilings. A diffuser foil or micro-optical structures can be used to achieve a uniform lit surface from a short distance and to provide a qualitative, digital dynamic screen with “liquid light” for ambient lighting and Human Centric Lighting (HCL) to benefit the biological, emotional, health, or wellbeing of people. Our Digital Wallpaper technology is the perfect solution to implement HCL effective and cost-efficient in clinics and other environments to improve health and comfort of the society, as well as productivity and performance of employees, workers and students.
We contribute to strengthen the economic location Europe. Our production facilities will stay in Europe, as the production process is automated and cost-efficient. Europe will therefore benefit from created jobs and revenue kept within the EU. To use Digital Wallpaper instead of conventional displays will drastically reduce the material and energy demand for general lighting, video walls and digital signage.