Not comfortable in your own skin? Don’t fret. Researchers across the globe are pursuing and developing a new technology called e-skin to usher in a world where all electronics are as wearable as, well, your own skin. Considering that we already have seven layers of it, you might say we’re about to be due for an eighth.
Using human skin as their template (as unnerving as that might sound), e-skin’s creators are hoping that this newly developed ultra-thin material will revolutionize how humans interact with the world. And apparently how we look in it, too.
Just as innovations of the past have differed according to their geography, the e-skin comes in a variety of forms: