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Your device may look ticklish after covering it with the newly-developed “artificial skin”

The scientists have recently come up with the discovery of an “artificial skin” which is capable of wrapping around your mobile phones and make it look absolutely tricky. 

Photo Credit: University of Bristol

The texture and design of the “artificial skin”, looks and feels just like a replica of the human skin. Not only that but the prototype also responds to human contacts such as caressing, pinching, and tickling. 

It is made up of two layers of silicone which include dubbed “dermis” and “hypodermis” layers. It also has a layer of the electrode in the middle which is made up of ultra

Scientists at the University of Bristol, have made the discovery and named it as Skin-On interface in partnership with Telecom ParisTech and Sorbonne University in Paris. Its usage has been referred to any wearable devices, mobile phones, and laptop touchpads. 

Researchers are quite positive about the discovery and say that it will surely open the gates to the anthropomorphic devices” where the gizmos are equipped with certain human characteristics. 

However, scientists are in a dilemma about how people are going to react to its usage. As the users are used to a conventional rigid and senseless casing, it can be quite awkward for them may seem to be a bit unconventional. 

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