- Researchers working on
removing a smartphone’s glare are turning to an unusual source for
- Strides are being made in the realm of light reflection by researchers at the University of Central Florida and National Taiwan University, who have created a film for cell phone screens to reduce glare.
- When light reflects off a smartphone’s screen, it makes it difficult for a user to see what’s on their phone. According to Shin-Tson Wu, an optics and photonics professor at UCF and the principle investigator of the study, “the lower the surface reflection, the better.”
smartphones auto-calibrate the display’s brightness to counteract the
glare, but this can take a toll on battery life.
- Anti-reflective screen covers are also available, but these too have limitations, as they can only capture specific light wavelengths.
- Meanwhile, moth eyes are covered with anti-reflective nanostructures. Read more (6/23/17)