Nokia demonstrates electronic skin UI research

Nokia demonstrates electronic skin UI research
Though the patents and chatter have been ongoing for some time, we can now catch a glimpse of Nokia's stretchable electronic skin research. Its development takes place at the Nokia Research Center at the University of Cambridge.

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

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3 Comments

1. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 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: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

Why put a chunk of slime on? Simply incorporate it to the back of a stylish glove.

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