Nowadays more popular worn on the wrist watches, especially smart watches, which can be sometimes easier in terms of access than smartphones, which often need to use to get out of his pocket. But such things, of course, there is one big disadvantage – at their tiny screens. This would make them quite difficult to use when performing certain tasks, especially those where the larger interface area just vital. Well, it is – just where can squeeze a new technology iSkin. The experimental system allows users to control mobile devices using flexible, stretchable labels, which are attached directly to their skin.
Designed by a team of Saarlandskogo University in Germany and at Carnegie Mellon University in the USA, the prototype iSkin silicone is a type of label stickers containing a capacitive sensors and sensors that react to touch. They can be made in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and thus temporarily applied almost anywhere within the body surface due to the type of medical adhesive.
If one of them is required only periodically, it can be removed from the body, folded and removed somewhere in a safe place if not expected his imminent use. Prospective applications of such labels include the reception and make phone calls, control the playback of recorded music, set and send messages, or many other things, that it is currently being done on your mobile device. They are able to perceive multi-touch, as well as recognize gestures such as a heavy blow.
Current prototypes are connected by wires to a computer, but despite this the authors of the project claim that the communication with the device will be performed wirelessly and very soon it will become possible.
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