DuoSkin: on-skin electronics

WHAT

Interactive temporary tattoos used to send and receive data. Input device (trackpad), output display, communication.

WHY

  • instant access to health data (allergies, medication, health issues)
  • visual fever detection
  • senses body temperature
  • skin-friendly
  • kid-friendly
  • inexpensive materials
  • waterproof (more durable than a bandaid)
  • temporary, removable
  • flexible visual design options
  • stylish metallic jewel-like fashion statement
  • interactive LED lights can be embedded

HOW

Circuit made of gold-leaf and temporary tattoo paper. NFC tags embedded in tattoo.

WHO

Inventor: Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, in collaboration with Microsoft Research.

WHERE

MIT Media Lab, MA, USA: http://duoskin.media.mit.edu/

WHEN

Available now. DIY. See instructions here: http://duoskin.media.mit.edu/duoskin_iswc16.pdf

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