Wearable Tattoo?

August 15, 2017

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Nao Suzuki

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Wearable Tattoo?

Japanese research groups from the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering have created a wearable sensor, which looks like tattoo and stays on the skin for up to one week. This is basically for the medical field, also in sports to monitor a patient’s vital signs without discomfort, and athlete’s …

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Japanese research groups from the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering have created a wearable sensor, which looks like tattoo and stays on the skin for up to one week. This is basically for the medical field, also in sports to monitor a patient’s vital signs without discomfort, and athlete’s physiological signals without impeding performance.

Wearables devices are a booming but the key is comfortableness is to wear it directly on the skin. “We succeeded in completely removing the discomfort of wear,” said Takao Someya, a professor from University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering. “People cannot even feel the existence of our devices on their skin.” The researchers also described a new ultrathin, lightweight, breathable sensor constructed from nanoscale mesh, a spaghetti-like entanglement of fibers a thousand times thinner than a human hair.

Some people hesitate to get a tattoo because of pain or job application, etc. But this Tattoo-style sensor might become the answer! You can gain one, which not only looks and feels like a henna tattoo but can monitor electrical muscle activity and body temperature.

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