Researchers at MIT create DuoSkin, a tattoo that can control your smartphone or computer
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a tattoo that enables people to create interfaces to their smartphones and computers on their skin directly which means to say they can control their portable devices through these tattoos on their skin. These technological marvels have been named DuoSkin and are made out of the same golden tissue that we use to decorate sweets with. These layers of gold can conduct electricity and thus become a source of passing information from your skin to the connected devices.
These tattoos can be used both as input as well as output devices. Users can control smartphone apps through them or display useful information as well.
Other than being used as input or output devices, they can even have an embedded Near Field Communication (NFC) chip allowing the tattoo to be used as a wireless device to relay information like movie tickets through your skin on to a scanner. Moreover they can even include Light Emitting Diode (LED) light or thermochromatic elements which can change their color as the temperature of the skin changes.
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