Tattoos thing more and more popular in today’s society. Meanwhile, American technology could do so,that with the help of tattoos it could be interact with the smartphone.
Engineers of laboratory MIT Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in collaboration with Microsoft Research experts have created output tattoos DuoSkin, which turn the skin into the user interface.
This project has both a medical and a technical component and aims to develop products and systems that can operate in the “framework” of the human body.
Innovation has tested on the performance and he found three methods of application.
The first option DuoSkin can be used as a touchpad, a button or the slider to control the mobile devices and the computer. A second version can respond to the human body temperature, and display his emotional state. Finally, the third type is able to store small amounts of data to be read by any device equipped with NFC-chip.
Currently available tattoo also in two colors. As you can guess, the tattoo is a kind of guide, a touch panel. Needless to ensure the operation of such tattoos,together with the skin attached to them of the signal transmitter, which ensures communication with a mobile device processor and a small battery. average tattoos dimensions are 3×4 sm.
One of the leading experts of the research team to develop DuoSkin Cindy Shin Kao Liu said that tattoos data is actually very easy to do, that’s just the cost is not small – for the manufacture of smart tattoo required gold leaf. You can use any graphics software to create a tattoo of the scheme and to put it on a layer of sheet gold leaf to provide conductivity. Tattoo the temporary and keeps on the skin about a week. Now the team is continuing its scientific research and already experimenting with LEDs to create luminous decorations, applied directly to the skin of a person.