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]

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  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    NOOOO, it’s The Mark of The Beast!

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

  • jasonpaulhayes

    NOOOO, it’s The Mark of The Beast!

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

    • Malk

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

  • Anonymous

    Just another way to get yourself tracked. No thanks.

  • SF2K01

    Just another way to get yourself tracked. No thanks.

  • Malk

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

  • respect cult

    ill take one with 666 on my forehead please. 

  • respect cult

    ill take one with 666 on my forehead please. 

  • Antibreeder

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

  • Antibreeder

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

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    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

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    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

    • Jin The Ninja

      a sage like AND nerd-accessible analogy.

  • Anonymous

    a sage like AND nerd-accessible analogy.

  • Anonymous

    a sage like AND nerd-accessible analogy.

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