SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s ICT ministry said Thursday that a joint research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul National University and Stanford University in the U.S. had succeeded in developing an intelligent electronic skin.
The types of electronic skin developed so far are inconvenient since they are large and inflexible, and it has been difficult to actually use them because they are structurally very complex.
To overcome such limitations, the research team applied a new method of directly printing nanometer-scale conductive mesh on the user’s hand. The net mesh is characterized by maintaining its conductivity even when it is stretched or bent.
As a result of the application, the research team observed that electrical signals are generated as the conductive net stretches according to the user’s movement.
The research team transmitted the obtained information wirelessly through a Bluetooth communication device.
Thereafter, the research team made an artificial intelligence (AI) distinguish different hand motions through the process of comparing and learning the various types of electrical signals transmitted.
Accordingly, it became possible for users to perform various tasks in a virtual space by repeating specific motions several times.
For instance, it was possible to implement various virtual reality platform technologies, such as being able to input letters only with hand gestures without a keyboard, and making the shape of an object appear on the screen simply by rubbing an arbitrary object.
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