Ultra-Realistic Human Skin Case For Your Phone

If you’ve ever thought something along the lines of, “Phone cases would be so much better if they were made out of human skin” – and let’s face it, who hasn’t – then you are in luck. Marc Teyssier and his colleagues at Telecom Paris have created artificial skin designed to make smartphonesfeel a little more, well, human.

Human skin phone case.

“When we interact with others, we use skin as interfaces,” Teyssier writes on his website. But, he says, objects of “mediated communication” – like smartphones and computers – still have a cold interface that “doesn’t allow natural interaction and input.” His┬áskin-on interfaces are intended to solve that problem.

Human skin phone case.

The prototype (you can’t buy it yet) is responsive to a variety of gestures, including pinching, tickling, and poking. The artificial skin even responds to different emotions: sudden, hard pressure is associated with anger, while gentle and sustained stroking is associated with providing comfort.

Human skin phone case.

The new technology is currently limited to smartphones, smartwatches, and touchpads, but Marc Teyssier and his team imagine a bounty of other practical uses Similar technology could be used to advance prosthetics or to initiate tactile communication with robots, they propose.

Human skin phone case.

Human skin phone case.

In the level of creepiness, this phone case definitely can compete with umbilical cord iPhone charger that we have previously featured on this site. Let us know in the comments if you think this is a good idea! Would you actually buy such phone case or is this idea way too creepy to ever take off?

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  1. Patricia June 16, 2021

    No Thank You.

  2. Jowita June 16, 2021

    Ew ew ew.

  3. Anonymous June 16, 2021

    Does it come in black?

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  4. Deathstar June 16, 2021

    gag!

  5. Anonymous June 16, 2021

    30% of these will be used for phones. Nice idea but in this woke-did-id world, they would have to make so many varieties it would be unprofitable. They’d be better off making them green and calling it alien flesh. 40% of Alien Fresh phone accessories would be used for phones.

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  6. Tea June 16, 2021

    Then, of course, there’ll be the ones who buy one, roll it into a tube, and grease it up.

  7. Anonymous June 16, 2021

    Tea, By my calculations 70%

  8. William Guy June 16, 2021

    Need to call then Chronenbergs

  9. Ted Pikul June 17, 2021

    I’d like to see the corresponding wrist band, so people could wear them like enormous growths.

  10. Tea June 18, 2021

    LOL! One of my comments was deleted! My apologies, mod.

  11. Anonymous June 18, 2021

    It’s a no one the phone cover, but an exciting possibility for use on prosthetics!

  12. Anonymous June 18, 2021

    Do you have to shave it?

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