Got a sick child? Give her a tattoo.
A new skin-mounted electronic sticker called a Tech Tat under development at Chaotic Moon Studios will be one way to monitor health vitals and keep track of them on a phone app.
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The so-called biowearable is one step beyond health and fitness trackers you wear like a watch and one step behind sensors embedded under the skin.
For their new electronic tattoo, the people at Chaotic Moon combined electroconductive paint with sensors that collect body temperature, heart beat, etc., with an ATiny85 micro-controller.
The health data collected from the sensors is sent to the micro-controller, which uses a Bluetooth signal to send the info to a phone app.
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Such a tattoo would work in hospital settings, to monitor patients after a surgery, and could supplant more bulky fitness trackers.
It could also be used to authorize payments.
"This would be implemented by securely storing data on a skin-mounted micro-controller and transferring the data when the user specifies based on a gesture or fingerprint on a tap-to-pay-style device," founder and CEO Ben Lamm told Motherboard.
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An electronic tattoo could be the ultimate in security because it could capture your unique biological signature as well as your gestures and confirm your identity before authorizing a payment.
So far, there isn't word on when the company is offering such tattoos. But learn all you can for now by watching the video below.