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New Interdisciplinary Approaches: DuoSkin

DuoSkin - MIT Media Lab in collaboration with Microsoft Research

DuoSkin is the result of a production process that enables anyone to create customised 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, MIT demonstrates three types of on-skin interfaces: sensing touch input, displaying output, and wireless communication.

DuoSkin draws from the aesthetics found in metallic temporary tattoos to create on-skin devices that resemble jewellery. DuoSkin devices enable users to control their mobile devices, display information and store information on their body, while serving as a statement of personal style. DuoSkin believes that in the future, the mystification of on-skin devises will be replaced by new ideas around user friendliness, extensibility and the aesthetics of body decorations.

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