Smart skin mimics human skin’s sensing ability

May 9th, 2022

Dr. John Madden and Yuta Dobashi with one of the hydrogel sensors. Photo: Kai Jacobson/UBC Faculty of Applied Science. Researchers have worked to build a smart skin that can mimic the sensing capabilities of natural skin, but this has been elusive. Now, a team of scientists at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have had […]

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Artificial skin may provide a natural feel for smartphones.

November 7th, 2019 Scientists have developed a new product called Skin-On that’s meant to look and feel like a human, as well as react to caressing, tickling and pinching. According to an article on, the interfaces are sensitive cases that can be attached to mobile phones, wearable devices and laptop touchpads to increase their capabilities.  Skin-On artificial […]

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