Dubbed iSkin, the silicone rubber-based product is loaded with pressure-sensitive sensors, can made into limitless sizes/shapes and safely adheres to your body. iSkin supports single or multiple touch areas of custom shape and arrangement, as well as more complex widgets, such as sliders and click wheels.
Interestingly, the technology and materials used to develop iSkin were first developed to give robots a “touch” sensation similar to that of humans. But now, that same methodology is allowing humans to become even more interfaced with our devices.
While current generation iSkin prototypes are hard-wired to computers, the research team says that future generations will employ wireless technology to communicate with mobile devices and generate power via the movement of the user’s body.
Check out the video below to see it in action!