A team of local scientists says it has developed a stretchable electronic skin with sensory perception.

Developed by a team led by Soongsil University Professor Kim Do-hwan and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Professor Jung Hee-tae, the e-skin can precisely detect not only pressure and touch but a vibration of air or sound.

The team said that the new technology can be used in auto-flight technology as the e-skin can sense the changes in the flow of air if it is placed on aircraft wings. 
 
If the e-skin is applied to robotic surgery, a more sophisticated and detailed surgery could become possible.