Research report 2016 - Max Planck Institute for Informatics

Human instead of smartphone? How our skin can become a user interface for computers

Steimle, Jürgen
„Computer Graphics“ & Universität des Saarlandes
Advances in technologies enable thin and elastic touch displays that can be worn right on human skin. This could help to bring about a new paradigm for interacting with mobile computing devices: human skin turns into an interactive surface, which captures user input and provides visual or haptic output. The long-term goal of this new research direction is to develop more intuitive and more expressive user interfaces for computing devices, which are safe and efficient to use even during challenging mobile activities.

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