Short Bytes: MIT has done it again. This time, they have made tattoos that can interact with your smartphone and store your business card. It is known as DuoSkin and made using thin gold metal leaves which help in keeping the costs down.
These designer tattoos can be made in three options, as an input to control other devices like smartphones, as an output device to display information like changing color by sensing skin temperature, and as a storage. You can store your business details on the DuoSkin gold leaf tattoo and share it with other people using the NFC technology.
The tattoo is an outcome of the research “DuoSkin: Rapidly Prototyping On-Skin User Interfaces Using Skin-Friendly Materials”. It is being carried out at the MIT Media Lab in collaboration with Microsoft Research.
The design and the circuits in involved are first made using computer graphics software and then a vinyl cutter is used to cut the gold leaf. The researchers have made sincere efforts to keep the technology cost effective so that it could be catered to the masses and may end up gaining popularity at the tattoo parlors.
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