Nokia demonstrates electronic skin UI research
The concept user interface would utilize a stretchable, foldable 'skin' that could be adapted to any number of configurations (i.e. around the wrist, on the hand, wadded up in the pocket).
This electronic skin would provide conductivity via evaporated gold, maintaining its function despite deformation. As the research is far from complete, consumers won't likely see this technology for years to come. It's still fun to think outside the box of the traditional mobile device.
What potential applications do you see for the technology?
source: NokiaConversations via SlashGear
1. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Unless it can read thoughts and turn them into commands on the phone I don't see much of a point?
2. thatdude1 (unregistered)
They are trying to create something(mobile phone, ect.)that can be manipulated into even more form factors. Think outside of the box. There is no spoon.
3. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)
Why put a chunk of slime on? Simply incorporate it to the back of a stylish glove.