The most basic and primitive version of this technology is the ELECTRONIC TATTOO. In 2004, researchers, in a joint venture, from Japan and America unveiled their latest innovation which was a pressure sensor circuit made from pre-stretched thinned silicon strips that could be applied to the forearm. This could convert your arm into a touch screen! But the negative impact is that since Silicon is a rigid and structured compound and skin is flexible and stretchy, compatibility on the molecular and tissue level were quite stark.
The synopsis of this technology is basically it helps in the field of advanced robotics. These special skins are used in robots to give them human like features and human perception. These skins are programmed with proximity and tactile sensors that enable the robot to detect distances and force applied which enable them to work more carefully under controlled environments. The new e-skins being developed can also detect temperatures further boosting the safety factor. These skins enhance the external stimuli to protect themselves.