DuoSkin: Functional, stylish on-skin user interfaces
Publication DateAugust 10 2016
DescriptionDuoSkin is a fabrication process that enables anyone to create customized 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, we demonstrate three types of on-skin interfaces: sensing touch input, displaying output, and wireless communication.
DuoSkin draws from the aesthetics found in metallic jewelry-like temporary tattoos to create
on-skin devices which resemble jewelry. DuoSkin devices enable users to control their mobile devices, display information, and store information on their skin while serving as a statement of personal style.
Technology KeywordsWireless Connectivity
, Circuit Device
, User Interfaces (UI)
, Skin-Mounted Electronics
, Epidermal Electronics
, Graphic Design Software
, Gold Leaf
, Thermochromic Pigments
, Vinyl Cutter
, Do It Yourself (DIY)