On-Skin User Interface
DuoSkin draws from the aesthetics found in metallic jewelry-like temporary tattoos to create on-skin devices which resemble jewelry. We believe that in the future, on-skin electronics will no longer be black-boxed and mystified; instead, they will converge towards the user friendliness, extensibility, and aesthetics of body decorations, forming a DuoSkin integrated to the extent that it has seemingly disappeared.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
DuoSkin is a fabrication process that enables anyone to create customized functional devices that can be attached directly on their skin. Using gold metal leaf, a material that is cheap, skin-friendly, and robust for everyday wear, we demonstrate three types of on-skin interfaces: sensing touch input, displaying output, and wireless communication. DuoSkin devices enable users to control their mobile devices and display information on their skin while serving as a statement of personal style.
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SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Height 100mm x Length 100mm x Thickness 20um
TEAM MEMBERS (6) :
Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, Asta Roseway, Christian Holz, Paul Johns, Andres Calvo and Chris Schmandt
MIT Media Lab/Jimmy Day