Samsung SDI targets Wearables with Flexible Battery
Samsung SDI introduced the company's Stripe and Band batteries at InterBattery 2015, held at COEX, Seoul from October 20 for 3 days. The batteries are an embodiment of the age of wearable batteries that is applicable to any curves of a human body. The Stripe battery, which Samsung SDI revealed for the first time, is a next-generation product that can bend and conform freely as a fiber and is equipped with innovative energy density. Since it is adaptable to various forms - such as a necklace, hairband, t-shirt accessories, and more - it will in result fuel the growth of battery application market including wearables.
The Stripe battery contains multiple element technologies that were independently developed by Samsung SDI. Cutting-edge materials were used internally and externally to finalize an ultra-slim 0.3mm design. It also created higher energy density compared to other present batteries by minimizing the width of battery sealing. The Stripe battery took grasp of both design flexibility and high performance.
Samsung SDI also showcased its Band battery at the trade show. The Band battery is a next-generation product that was made to target smartwatches. When the battery is applied on the bands of any smartwatch, it will greatly enhance the battery capacity to over 50%.
The Band battery of Samsung SDI proved to have sufficient marketability by operating normally subsequent to being bended over 50 thousand times within the curvature of human wrist circumference. At InterBattery 2015, Samsung SDI also demonstrated wearable applications that were loaded with their Stripe and Band products. It is a step into the age of wearable batteries where a battery takes the reign in front of application.