- Title: Touch sensitive 'creepy' skin phone case
- Date: 23rd October 2019
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (FILE - OCTOBER 09, 2018) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PhD DESIGN STUDENT MARC TEYSSIER WORKING ON THE MOBILIMB DESIGN AT THE TELECOM PARISTECH ENGINEERING SCHOOL
- Embargoed: 6th November 2019 14:17
- Keywords: Artificial touch senitive skin smartphone case Bristol Interaction Group Marc Teyssier Telecom ParisTech HCI Sorbonne UniversitÃ© CNRS
- Location: UNKNOWN LOCATION / PARIS, FRANCE
- City: UNKNOWN LOCATION / PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Information Technologies / Computer Sciences,Science
- Reuters ID: LVA00EB2BJL23
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- Story Text: Researchers have covered a smartphone with life-like, touch sensitive artificial skin, to see how users respond to it.
The 'creepy' skin comes in two versions, either simple and smooth or ultra-realistic and wrinkly.
Researchers say there are no plans to market the skin, rather it is designed to allow us to study our responses to such a life-like outer coating on an electronic device.
They say the skin will allow new forms of input gestures for the users of interactive devices like smartphones and laptops with touchpads.
The team of researchers at Bristol Interaction Group includes Marc Teyssier, who has form in the 'creepy' technology sector having previously invented a robot finger that attaches to your mobile phone.
It can wriggle across your desk and stroke your hand.
The PhD student said the MobiLimb robotic finger was testbed to see how we can bring touch in human-computer interfaces.
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