Samsung SDI has developed ultra-slim, bendable batteries for next generation wearable devices such as smartwatches, bands or even clothing.
The Stripe battery, which Samsung SDI revealed for the first time, is a new product that can bend and conform freely as a fiber and is equipped with 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. New 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.
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.
The batteries were unveiled at the InterBattery 2015 event, which is held October 21-22 in Seoul, South Korea.