Scientists from the University of British Columbia (Canada) were able to solve the most urgent problem for our time – to create sensory material with such characteristics as softness and flexibility. This opens up good prospects for the production of flexible smartphones, tablets and other gadgets, including fitness trackers and adaptive sensors, which will be almost invisible on the skin. Work on the creation of plastic sensory materials is underway in many countries, and the contribution of Canadian scientists will certainly be a new step in this direction. Even being deformed, the created touch sensor is able to receive signals. To create the material, its developer Mirza Sarwar used a hydrogel with high conductive properties, placing it between the layers of silicone. Along with touches in a deformed state, even some kind of “virtual” touches act on the sensor, without contacting the finger with the film. This is due to the presence of electrodes in the hydrogel, creating an electric field above it. Testing of the prototype with a size of only 5×5 cm was successful. Another advantage of the new material is its low cost, so that the \If, according to the inventor, the cost of 1 square. m is only a few dollars, then the material will be promising even for the production of disposable sensors.