Skin-Based “Electronic Tattoos” Offer Medical Read-Outs

Researchers at three universities are combining efforts on super-thin silicon transistors that can be embedded in your skin. Their LEDs can act as in-body electronic tattoos that display blood-sugar readings, but this article also suggests non-medical applications, including “Animated and programmable LED tattoos connected to your brain… You could show off your latest Flash animations, watch TV on your arm, or have a built-in PDA screen.”

Other possible medical applications include deep-brain stimulation for Parkinson’s patients and possibly even interfacing with the nervous system….

And there’s also “a rather sensuous video from Philips” showing a sexy “design probe” about using the human body as a platform for interactive skin technology — that is, the first skin-based electronic tattoo that’s also interactive.

4 Comments on "Skin-Based “Electronic Tattoos” Offer Medical Read-Outs"

  1. tonyviner | Nov 19, 2009 at 3:49 pm |

    Let the android uprising begin, and before it does, all the androids should know that I am on their side.

  2. Looks like a big step into the future of cyborgs. Can't wait to see what the future holds for mankind!

  3. OMG! LED tattoos connected to the brain it’s a great and very amazing news i didn’t about this. i am too much in to tattoos stuff but from now i am gonna focus only on this.

  4. OMG! LED tattoos connected to the brain it's a great and very amazing news i didn't about this. i am too much in to tattoos stuff but from now i am gonna focus only on this.

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