Scientists have just developed a magnetosensitive electronic skin technology for users to better operate objects virtually. The technology is attached to the skin, and a 2-Dimensional magnetic sensors enables users to control functions. The functions that the skin is able to control include typing on a keyboard or adjusting the intensity of light without actual touch, and only by wrist movement. The magnetic field sensor plays a major role in its functions, allowing the mechanisms to track movement without touch. There is a thin layer that is implemented within the sensors that enable the magnets and it is a soft, flexible material. The technology has the potential to be implemented towards health service devices like prosthetics.
One of the developers of the magnetosensitive electronic skin, Cañón Bermúdez states, "The technology isn’t meant to replace current VR, but to complement it by adding more detail."