The elastic synthetic skin was invented by scientists at Stanford University. A team of 17 scientists developed an elastic and stretchable skin that is capable of conveying sensations of touch and temperature. Many of the approximately two million Americans who have lost limbs use prosthetic devices, that is, artificial limbs. There are prostheses of the most different shape, sizes, mobility, ease of use and cost in the market. However, almost all prostheses available today, even the most advanced, have one drawback - they do not transmit touch.