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Biometric tattoos – wearables of the future?

Do you remember the Swedish biohacker community that developed chips inserted under your skin to unlock smartphones? The concept we would like to tell you about today doesn't look that biblical, but it is certainly worth your attention.

Biometric tattoos, or Tech Tats, as Ben Lamm, CEO of Chaotic Moon Studios, calls them, are tattoos made of conductive paint and all sorts of sensors. These sensors will help you and your doctor monitor your health condition regularly. The tattoo is not permanent, so you can wash it off like a regular temporary tattoo. The wearable monitors your biometrics (such as heart rate or body temperature) and warns you and your doctor if you might be getting sick. Basically, it works much like a fitness tracker; though it is much more compact and sort of weird. Eric Schneider says: “This is something you can put on your body once a year that monitors everything that they would do in a physical, and sends that to your doctor. If there's an issue, they could just call you."

Although Tech Tat is currently a work in progress, Chaotic Moon Studios does not restrict the applications of the gadget to medical purposes; in the future it might be alsol used for keeping track of your kids or money; basically, most of the things you would do via smartphone with Android Pay or Apple Pay. Does anyone want to get a tattoo with a 15-inch display and a selfie-camera? Anyway, if you wish to learn more about Tech Tats, visit the official developer's blog.

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