Chaotic Moon, a mobile development company, is developing the idea for Tech Tats with biosensors embeded on your skin.
On the tattoo, an ATiny85 microcontroller stores and receives data from temperature sensors via electroconductive paint. There’s also room on there for a light sensor that illuminates LEDs when it’s dark, that can be mounted on places other than your wrist.
The tech tattoos could be used to monitor a child’s vitals after a surgery, or provide a less public display of fitness tracking.
We’re excited to debut TECH TATS, our exploration into the use of skin-mounted components and conductive paint to create circuitry that lives on the human body in the form of a tattoo that has the capability to collect, store, send and receive data.
Tech Tats are what we’ve dubbed biowearables: wearable technology that isn’t just, say, strapped to the user’s wrist, but interacts WITH their wrist. (In this case, in the form of a tattoo.) In other words, you’re eliminating clunky, expensive devices with a low-interference, low-cost, and low-hassle alternative, and using the user’s skin as the interface. It’s technology that is, in a sense, part of the user. The result? Total integration.
source Chaotic Moon