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Your Skin: A New Venue for Advanced Technology

Updated on July 2, 2017

Skinput Makes the Entire Body a Touch Interface c/o networkworld

Skin Gadget

We do what we can to keep our skin fresh, clean and as youthful looking as possible.  A blemish, a rash, a tear or a wrinkle, and even cellulite, we search for that perfect topical solution, whether liquid, lotion or cream to bring the original unblemished appearance back again.  Well, have you ever thought about using your skin as a control pad for phone use or listening to your favorite music?  One thing about it, you'll never have to say you left your phone at home, in a different purse, or  a coat pocket that you did not bring or decided not to wear at the last minute.  You have your skin with  you, wherever you go!  Where's my phone?  Right here on my arm, 'Oh yeah!'  Technology has found a use for the energy transmitted during 'touch' to be utilized as acoustic signals being sent up and down the arm for advanced communication usage.

Software/sensors are needed for the arm to be utilized as a control pad.  The sensors will be used in conjunction with technical gadgets already in use such as the bluetooth, mobile phone, or your choice of type of music player.  The idea is that  you will not have to reach or search for these objects.  When they are securely attached to you, their control is done via your arm, hand and fingers.  So what happens in winter?  When you're all bundled up and getting to your arm just does not seem feasible!  Well, utilizing a pico-projector will avail not only the forearm, but the hand as the surface of choice to display the menu and control pad.  And even as you are reading this, even more advanced is the technology being worked on so that this process and the use of all of these attachments are made smaller in size and hopefully, to not be strapped to us at all.  

Skinput: Appropriating the Body as an Input Surface (CH1 2010), c/o chrisharrisoncmu

Waiting Time

How long will it be before the general public can use their skin as the new venue of technology? Experimentation is still taking place. Maybe, when all tests are done, we will not even need to use any gadgets to exercise the skin-phone, computer or other source of media/song player. Currently known as 'skinput' it is using our body as a surface for technology!

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    • Support Med. profile imageAUTHOR

      Support Med. 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      4FoodSafety:Thanks for dropping by and commenting. What will they come up with next?!! Have a good one!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Fontana, WI

      Technology - absolutely amazing. And your profile photo is awesome! Great information. Keep hubbing and keep us up to date.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Fontana, WI

    • Support Med. profile imageAUTHOR

      Support Med. 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Technology, there's just no limit; or is there, LOL! Thanks for stopping by. Peace!

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      katiem2 

      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Oh the skin, being a red head I know all to well the vital need to care for your skin, your new venue for advanced technology is a great and helpful guide. Thanks and Peace :)

    • Support Med. profile imageAUTHOR

      Support Med. 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      prasetio30, your comments are welcomed. Not certain how far this will go, but hoping for safety.

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      prasetio30 

      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Skin is part of our body which we have to take care it well. And for this reason we have to find the suitable treatment for our skin. Don't trust with many ads before you proved it self. Nice hub and good information.

    • Support Med. profile imageAUTHOR

      Support Med. 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for stopping by Eileen. Hopefully, risks will be minimum.

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      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      gosh thats incredible, I wonder about the radiation too

    • Support Med. profile imageAUTHOR

      Support Med. 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Lady_E, good observation. It seems with new technology comes new dangers. I would not be surprised if at some time in the future, all we would have to do is speak into the air and be able to call whomsoever we wanted to. Time will tell. Just hope we are safe. Thanks for your comments.

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      Elena 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Wow, this is very interesting. Very advanced as you noticed. I had to read the Hub twice. lol. "used in conjunction with technical gadgets already in use such as the bluetooth" I hope this will not be too much radiation exposure.

      Thanks for including the websites too. It might be ready early next year - who knows....

      Best Wishes. :)

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