Details of this project are published in Behram's M.Eng. thesis:
Behram Mistree -- A Flexible High-Density Sensor Network (MEng) September 2008.
An older project in this area (using flexible circuit boards) can be found here:
S.N.A.K.E.: A Dynamically Reconfigurable Artificial Sensate Skin (MS) August 2006.
Early articles that the ResEnv Group has written on sensor networks as electronic skins can be found here:
Sensate Media - Multimodal Electronic Skins as Dense Sensor Networks, Paradiso, J.A., Lifton. J., and Broxton, M., BT Technology Journal, Vol. 22, No. 4, October 2004, pp. 32-44.
Sensate Media, Paradiso, J.A., in Communications of the ACM, Vol. 48, No. 3, March 2005, p. 70.
Our Tribble project was the original progenitor of this effort.
Go to our movie page for some examples of this system in operation.