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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