Japan Display Inc. President Minoru Kikuoka said Wednesday the struggling display maker aims to boost profitability with its new image sensor products.

In an online interview with Kyodo News, Kikuoka underlined that his company is trying to enter the medical and security markets with 15-micrometer bendable sensors developed with the University of Tokyo that can detect biometric information such as fingerprints and pulse waves.

"We would like to foster our sensor products as a key pillar of our business that currently relies on the smartphone and the auto market," said Kikuoka. The company plans to introduce its image sensor products to the market in a few years, he added.