Motorola to create self-healing glass display

A newly-filed patent shows Motorola's self-healing technology in the works

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Motorola to create self-healing glass display The patent shows that the device would feature ‘memory’ polymer material which is capable of remembering its original condition. (Slashgear)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  August 16, 2017

Motorola is already making waves in screen technology, but a new patent suggests that the company is taking this a step further.

Last year Motorola unveiled the Moto Z Force smartphone which featured a ‘Shattershield' display, meaning shatter-proof screen technology. This were a touch sensitive layer and two protective lenses placed above the AMOLED panel, this also protected the device from drops and liquid spills.

Now a new patent has been filed which shows that Motorola is working on smart self-healing technology, according to Slashgear.

The patent shows that the device would feature ‘memory' polymer material which is capable of remembering its original condition. This means the device will notify the user if it detects a crack or a dent, then the device will self-repair using thermal elements.

The user can also use circular motions around the crack will identify what needs to be fixed and where heat is specifically needed.

However Motorola made it clear that whilst it would be able "to reverse at least some deformation," it would be difficult to imagine shattered screens being redeemed.

Though the idea is only at a patent stage, it is certainly welcomed.

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