Diane Pham

Nokia’s Stretchy Electronic “Skin” Paves Way For High-Tech Wears

by , 10/03/10

wearable technology, University of Cambridge, Nokia, Nokia Research Center, flexible electronics, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, ethical fashion, green fashion, sustainable style

Sick of digging through you bag for your smartphone or other web-ready device? Well fret no more, the researchers at Nokia and the University of Cambridge are developing a flexible circuit board that you can wear as a second skin. The electronic “skin”, which includes a touch-pad, will be able to respond to both touch and pressure and can even withstand considerable flexing and stretching. In fact, the material can be stretched to up to 20 percent of its original length without snapping apart or decreased performance. Don’t believe us? Watch the video ahead.

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