Nokia working with stretchable skin smartphone concept

Nokia has a video over on its Research Center website that shows a cool new stretchable skin material that it is using to research future electronics and phones. The stretchable material was developed by scientist Stephanie Lacour. Lacour developed a stretchable electronic skin in an effort to integrate electronics with the brain of patients who are paralyzed.

The material is being eyed to make a phone that is stretchable and worn on the skin. The conductor in the material is evaporated gold, which creates a touchpad. The material can stretch up to 20% of its original length without hurting the operation of the device.

There are many potential uses for the material in electronics from phones that are woven into jacket or shirtsleeves and more. This is a cool concept and Nokia is mum on when prototypes of devices using the tech might surface.