Human Skin as a Touch-Screen Interface

john September 25, 2011 11 Comments

Skinput Concept

Skinput Concept

The mobile industry started their journey with bulky handsets and huge keypads. With emerging technologies they were able to reduce the size and bring in more features. All this has been replaced by touch-screens and smart phones, with better user interface, and great features. As a next step to this evolution, here come smart phones with human skin as the display screen.

Two major companies called Skinput and Dattoo, have caught the attention of researchers and mobile developers regarding this project. Skinput is a project developed by Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University. You can get all the features of a touch-screen on your skin (arms, legs), using this technology. All you have to do is wear a small armband, which will project the data from a mobile on to a skin, similar to an I-phone or any other touch-screen. As soon as you type a command on your arm, the armband studies the command using an acoustic sensor and executes the command accordingly. The acoustic sensor is used to calculate the exact tissue density and other biometric data’s, to determine the type of command you have given.

The Dattoo is another project designed by a company called Frog Design. This concept is a little more complicated as, instead of projecting an image, the user would have to print an actual customizable electronics setup on his/her arm. The customization would also include all mobile accessories like loudspeaker, mice, and camera. Other than the custom design, the device would also require the user’s DNA, connecting each person to his/her device in the most intimate way possible.

Comments
  • Jakir Saiyad
    June 22, 2015

    send me circuit diagram and full explanation about this project

  • revathy
    December 21, 2014

    I need circuit diagram and abstract for this skinput

  • Laxman Dewangan
    September 10, 2014

    I want the circuit diagram of this

  • c.aarthi
    August 1, 2014

    i want the abstract and circuit diagram for this.

  • shruthi
    July 5, 2014

    i need a circuit diagram for this

  • Lokesh
    February 4, 2014

    I touch screen can be replaced if wears out, but skin! too costly 😉 Kidding though. Its nice to loose the bulky set.

  • suriya
    February 2, 2014

    i want the clear circuit diagram.. may i know the brief explanation about this project…

  • Abi
    February 1, 2014

    i want a abstract with electronic circuit for the project human skin as touch screen

  • ooviya
    January 21, 2014

    i want a abstract with electronic circuit for the project human skin as touch screen

  • pragati
    December 20, 2013

    i want circuit diagram and working info.of human skin as touch screen

  • jermi
    August 13, 2013

    i want a circuit for human skin as touch screen

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