Phone Case Created Out Of Artificial Skin Bbc News

Phone case created out of artificial skin – BBC News

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Phone case created out of artificial skin By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News 21 October 2019 These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright Marc Teyssier A team of researchers has built a prototype phone case that mimics human skin. A video released by team members shows them using it to control a handset by pinching, squeezing and prodding it to zoom in or out, and carry out other functions. It could also be used in the future to interact with a virtual avatar. Project leader Marc Teyssier said he understood why some people found it creepy. “I do think it’s creepy – I get it,” he told the BBC. “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. Writing on the project website , Mr Teyssier said the “cold interface” of a smartphone “doesn’t allow natural interaction and input”. Image copyright Marc Teyssier The skin consists of two different …

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