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Electronic Tattoo Concept Monitors Blood Disorders

Posted on December 22, 2011
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A recent Greener Gadgets Design Competition yields a concept that blurs the line between science fiction and reality. Engineer Jim Mielke demonstrated a “Digital Tattoo Interface” technology, which inserts a touch-based display underneath the skin.

A tightly-rolled unit made of thin, flexible silicone is inserted into the skin where it unfurls into a full display. It is powered by blood flow as it is attached to an artery and vein using a blood fuel cell that turns glucose and oxygen into electricity. Once connected, a “tattoo” that looks like a cell phone display appears on the skin. The tattoo is not permanent, thank goodness, as it can be turned off.

The 2-by-4-inch Digital Tattoo Interface has Bluetooth connectivity and intends to continually monitor many blood disorders, thus alerting the person of potential health problems. That, and you can also make phone and potentially 3G video calls.

Source: Physorg, via Big Shiny Robot

 
 

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