Anti-Glare Screen Tech Inspired by Insects

New anti-glare screen technology being developed by a Greek scientific team from the company Biomimetic is focusing on an unlikely candidate to fuel their innovation – the common cicada. The company is known for developing tech solutions that adopt some of their traits from the natural world around us. Focusing on current anti-glare technology today, Chief Operating Officer at Biomimetic, Evangelos Skoulas, notes that the methods being employed are mainly chemical-based and not very long-lasting in their coverage. Since Biomimetics intends to use laser technology to achieve their results, their approach should last as long as the device it’s applied to.

The new technology can easily be applied to consumer electronics such as cell phones or laptops. Glare is a problem in many electronic devices since it accounts for higher power output and lowers the efficiency of energy consumption. In an age where the battery life of a smart device is of utmost concern, this new anti-glare technology might help keep people’s devices alive for a little longer.

Derived From a Cicada’s Wings

The wings of the cicada are where Biomimetic’s story starts. The wings of these insects are non-reflective, letting sunlight warm them while ensuring that they don’t make themselves a target to wandering predators. User laser technology, Biomimetic intends to copy the natural anti-glare properties of the cicada’s wings. The cicada, along with the Glasswing butterfly, were the main inspirations for the production of this innovation.

The team is read to begin commercial production of the anti-glare coating and is currently looking for investors that are likely to be interested in furthering their research. Biomimetic has noted that a handful of investors, most notably a significant mobile phone and timepiece manufacturer, are interested in partnering with the team. It might not be a leap of faith to think we may start seeing anti-glare tech that was inspired by the common cicada in our smart devices before too long.