Smart Tattoos as medical condition monitors

Researchers have developed smart tattoo capable of monitoring health by changing color, to tell an athlete if she is dehydrated and more.

Scientists at Harvard Medical School and MIT have developed a tattoo ink that changes according to physical condition, raising the possibility of tattoos that help monitor medical conditions.

Ali Yetisen, who is a Tosteson postdoctoral fellow at HMS and Massachusetts General Hospital, said:

“We were thinking: New technologies, what is the next generation after wearables? And so we came up with the idea that we could incorporate biosensors in the skin.”

Source: Harvard Gazette