I came across this fun tech article on the reliable source known as HotHardware.com!
Sure, this is the first time I have ever visited the site, but I read it on the internet and there are pictures too, so its gotta be real.
Researchers in short are looking to find ways to create something that attaches to the skin. Looks sort of like a clear bandade/tatoo in these images. They have some crude connectivity from this skin to touch sensors that allows people to control things by extension that are attached to their bodies.
The premise of my story looks less and less like science fiction almost every day.