Wearable turns skin into interactive touchscreen

ga('send', 'event', 'Access Exclusive', 'article', 'article-industry-impression', {nonInteraction: true});ga('send', 'event', 'Entertainment', 'article', 'article-industry-impression', {nonInteraction: true});ga('send', 'event', 'Gaming', 'article', 'article-industry-impression', {nonInteraction: true});ga('send', 'event', 'Telecom & Mobile', 'article', 'article-industry-impression', {nonInteraction: true});

We’ve seen how smart device control is growing more varied, and systems have enabled finger-angling and kicking for control. Now, SkinTrack enables the skin around smart watches to be used as a touchscreen. Continuous touch skin tracking is made possible using electric field technology. A wearable ring emits a signal that is received by two pairs of electrodes mounted on the smart watch's strap. By reading a phase difference between these two electrode pairs, the device can follow a finger as it glides across the skin or hovers above it. The software can be combined with smart watch APIs to…

Add to my folders:

Select any pre-existing folders to add the current post to. Posts will be added to a 'default' folder if nothing is selected.

Create a new folder (Optional)

Separate with commas to add multiple folders. The current post is automatically added to any new folders you create (e.g. my new folder, my second folder).


Remove from my folders

Below is a list of folders where the current post appears in. Select the folder you wish to remove it from.