Phone case developed Artificial Skin
Now new Phone case developed by Artificial Skin look likes Skin that respond to being pinched and tickled.
Marc Teyssier at Telecom Paris in France and his colleagues have devised an artificial skin for interactive devices that responds to touch. The skin has able to detect a variety of moments, including sliding, stretching and rotation. In the BBC reports
“I do think it’s creepy – I get it,”
“We are not used to human touch on objects. This project has made people reflect on what technology is and why this is creepy.”
Tickling the skin on the back of the phone could release a laughing emoji in a message, for example, while a pinch could result in an expression of anger.
The artificial skin is program to associate different gestures with certain emotions. Sudden hard pressure on the skin is associated with anger and tapping is a means of seeking attention, while sustained contact and stroking are associated with providing comfort.
The team has developed two types of prototypes a creepily realistic textured layer that resembles human skin and another with a more uniform surface. In the new scientist.com reports
The artificial skin is made of three layers, consisting of a layer of stretchable copper wire sandwiched between two layers of silicone. Pressure on the skin changes the electric charge of the system.
Developing the sensor was a challenge, says Teyssier. “The constraint was to develop something that was stretchable and that can also detect touch,” he says.