With every technology running faster than a bunny, companies are literally bombing off each other in being the most innovative or being the best. At such, the thought process behind such novel ideas like the touch screen always comes from the motivation of staying ahead of the race.
In this horde of trying to break the ground, researchers in Paris and Bristol have come up with a state of art innovation is taking touch screen to another level. In this confounding innovation, researchers at the University of Bristol in partnership with Telecomm ParisTech and Sorbonne University have come up with a skin-like but artificial membrane that will mimic not only the human skin in appearance but also in sensing resolution.
This will also mimic gestures created by human hands towards the handheld device. For example: if the end-user holds in tight it will express angry expression and if it s holds is soft it will display a laughing emoji, followed by tapping displaying surprise emoji.
This is the first time Robotics have ventured into such a close line with the human touch and as skin is the first membrane used for touch, the addition of an artificial membrane will only increase the sensations.
As a result, the artificial skin allows devices to ‘feel’ the user’s grasp — its pressure and location and can detect interactions such as tickling, caressing, even twisting and pinching.
The lack of conviction here is how far such technologies will go in becoming the elemental factor in the ever-evolving world of technology or is the flame going to go out before the growth can be anticipated. The one thing though, that can be guaranteed is that in this race to be the best , piquing up the curiosity of end-users is enough to heighten up any product and with a generation that starts and ends with technology there is a high chance that this technology will have long-lasting impressions on the users and the technology itself will have a long way to go.