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French Tech student puts SKIN on smartphone to improve interactions with the device03:09

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.

French Tech student puts SKIN on smartphone to improve interactions with the device03:09
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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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