Artificial skin creates first ticklish devices

ScienceDaily | Oct 20, 2019 at 5:01 PM
  • The Skin-On interface, developed by researchers at the University of Bristol in partnership with Telecomm ParisTech and Sorbonne University, mimics human skin in appearance but also in sensing resolution.
  • The researchers adopted a bio-driven approach to developing a multi-layer, silicone membrane that mimics the layers present in human skin.
  • In the study, researchers created a phone case, computer touch pad and smart watch to demonstrate how touch gestures on the Skin-On interface can convey expressive messages for computer mediated communication with humans or virtual characters.