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French Tech student puts SKIN on smartphone to improve interactions with the device

France, Paris
October 29, 2019 at 11:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

During a face-to-face conversation, humans are used to touching each other to better express their emotions. In a tech language, the interlocutor's skin is a communication interface. What if we used this principle to bring electronic devices to the next level?

Marc Teyssier, PhD student at Telecom Paris, together with his team has created so-called 'Skin-On Interfaces', a skin-like input tool, able to connect with the existing electronic devices as seen in footage shot on Monday.

Marc explained that the device is made of an eco-sustainable silicone membrane which doesn't only look just like human skin but has very similar sensing resolution. According to the developers, it is able to recognise a broad range of user's gestures and in case of success, the invention could be easily reproduced in other laboratories thanks to the simplicity of the process.

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During a face-to-face conversation, humans are used to touching each other to better express their emotions. In a tech language, the interlocutor's skin is a communication interface. What if we used this principle to bring electronic devices to the next level?

Marc Teyssier, PhD student at Telecom Paris, together with his team has created so-called 'Skin-On Interfaces', a skin-like input tool, able to connect with the existing electronic devices as seen in footage shot on Monday.

Marc explained that the device is made of an eco-sustainable silicone membrane which doesn't only look just like human skin but has very similar sensing resolution. According to the developers, it is able to recognise a broad range of user's gestures and in case of success, the invention could be easily reproduced in other laboratories thanks to the simplicity of the process.

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