Computer scientists at Saarland University are studying the potential use of the human body as a touch-sensitive surface for controlling mobile devices.
They have developed flexible silicone rubber stickers with pressure-sensitive sensors that fit onto the skin.
By operating these touch-input stickers, users can use their body to control mobile devices.
The sensors can be manufactured in a variety of shapes, sizes, and personalised designs.
Depending on the type of skin sticker used, applying pressure to the sticker could, for example, answer an incoming call or adjust the volume of a music player.
“The iSkin approach enables the human body to become more closely connected to technology,” the researchers said.