'Skin-On Interfaces' is a material that mimics human skin, which can be used as a smartphone case that can communicate with a device. The technology was developed in Bristol UK, by Marc Teyssier, Gilles Baily and others.
The skin-like exterior translates human interactions to control a device. This means that different interactions could be paired with a command, for example, a twisting motion could be used to turn up the volume of the device. Because the system uses grid sensors, many different multisensory factors could be implemented as a means of control.
Skin-On Interfaces uses silicon to mimic the behavior of human skin, offering users a drastically different way for users to interact with technology.
Image Credit: Marc Teyssier