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.
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