You can feel the other person when you touch the screen. The world of science has been working to add to our virtual experience for years. Researchers have developed a ‘smart skin’ that makes us feel when we touch the screen.
You can feel the other person when you touch the screen
Touching a person we talk to on the internet can be very imaginative. However, researchers have developed a ‘smart skin’ that makes us feel when we touch the screen.
The world of science has been working to add to our virtual experience for years. Although many ‘electronic skins’ were produced, these technologies were always based on wired electrodes. These systems also did not react momentarily and undermined good interaction.
But an article published in Nature magazine on Wednesday is the greatest proof that this thing could come true. John Rogers, a bioengineer at Northwestern University, and his team were able to produce new, cordless and battery-free ‘smart skin’. In this way, the physical touch, where human emotions are experienced the most, can be felt in the virtual environment.
The virtual touch is made possible by a series of fast and programmable miniature vibrating discs embedded in soft and flexible material. The intelligent skin produced by this system provides data input to the body through sensors, so that we feel like it really feels.
The place of such a technology in daily life is not only to feel them when they are meeting with their loved ones. Many industries such as social media, entertainment, video games and virtual reality can also benefit from this technology. So there seems to be no space for such a technology to be used.
Imagine watching the clip or concert of a favorite artist while you are at home. Or imagine you are shaking hands with the person you are talking to during a job interview on the internet. In fact, this technology has the potential to bring some real life to virtual life.
Another important point of this technology will be on amputated people. Adding a sense of sensation to the prostheses they use will make them feel how hard they hold an object or feel the temperature and coldness of the object. Therefore, we can say that it is very exciting to follow closely how much technology can develop over the years.