Electronic Tattoo Has Medical, Gaming And Spy Uses

Photo: J. Rogers

Photo: J. Rogers

BBC News reports:

An “electronic tattoo” could herald a revolution in the way patients are monitored and provide a breakthrough in computer gaming, say US scientists.

They used the device, which is thinner than a human hair, to monitor the heart and brain, according to a study in the journal Science.

The sensor attaches to human skin just like a temporary tattoo and can move, wrinkle and stretch without breaking.

Researchers hope it could replace bulky equipment currently used in hospitals.

A mass of cables, wires, gel-coated sticky pads and monitors are currently needed to keep track of a patient’s vital signs.

[Continues at BBC News]

15 Comments on "Electronic Tattoo Has Medical, Gaming And Spy Uses"

  1. NOOOO, it’s The Mark of The Beast!

    Rev. we’re going to need more Snakes and Leeches.

  2. jasonpaulhayes | Aug 12, 2011 at 10:59 am |

    NOOOO, it’s The Mark of The Beast!

    Rev. we’re going to need more Snakes and Leeches.

    • mark of the beast needs repeating.
      knives in your gut, chemicals in your blood, and plastic under your skin.
      lose, lose, lose.

  3. Anonymous | Aug 12, 2011 at 4:01 pm |

    Just another way to get yourself tracked. No thanks.

  4. Just another way to get yourself tracked. No thanks.

  5. mark of the beast needs repeating.
    knives in your gut, chemicals in your blood, and plastic under your skin.
    lose, lose, lose.

  6. respect cult | Aug 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm |

    ill take one with 666 on my forehead please. 

  7. respect cult | Aug 12, 2011 at 1:30 pm |

    ill take one with 666 on my forehead please. 

  8. Antibreeder | Aug 12, 2011 at 8:39 pm |

    Mark of the beast or not, when it is required that we must tattoo information on our bodies I am blowing my brains out.

  9. Antibreeder | Aug 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm |

    Mark of the beast or not, when it is required that we must tattoo information on our bodies I am blowing my brains out.

  10. The funny part…is that it will probably be the gaming applications that make people jump on the bandwagon and get it no matter what. Every geek lining up to play Neo in the matrix…but actually lining up to be one more battery that took the blue pill. Ugh

  11. The funny part…is that it will probably be the gaming applications that make people jump on the bandwagon and get it no matter what. Every geek lining up to play Neo in the matrix…but actually lining up to be one more battery that took the blue pill. Ugh

  12. Anonymous | Aug 13, 2011 at 7:43 pm |

    a sage like AND nerd-accessible analogy.

  13. Anonymous | Aug 13, 2011 at 7:43 pm |

    a sage like AND nerd-accessible analogy.

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