Wetware Meets Stretchware

Nokia, alongside researchers at the University of Cambridge, are busy at work on the golden skin thing seen here. You thought that smartphone was an extension of your hand already? Just wait until the smartphone is your hand.

Or wrist or arm or whatever. As you can see in the demo, the flexible material could theoretically take on whatever shape the designer or user requires.

The prototype seen above boasts a touchscreen and a series of pressure-sensitive areas. The entire device can stretch up to 20% of its original length without taking any kind of performance hit.

Clothing, handware, wetware, whatever. Seems the future of electronics could be very flexible indeed. [Nokia via Ecouterre]