We’ve previously commented on how color-changing tattoos that adjust according to bodily changes are now a thing. But we all know tattoos don’t come cheap. Why not invest in a temporary one? This genius medical e-skin sensor can track your health for up to a week.
The new development could open the way for medical wearables that track heart-rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar throughout the week, without being invasive to the user.
“It will become possible to monitor patients’ vital signs without causing any stress or discomfort,”
The device, created in the University of Tokyo, is believed to enhance not only health, but interactions as well. After all, you’ll know whether the person you’re talking to is excited or bored.
“What would the world be like if we had displays that could adhere to our bodies and even show our emotions or level of stress or unease?” [says a professor at the university].
The device is not yet commercially available and is undergoing further testing. However, if approved, it can also potentially serve other purposes such as identification and recognition. And if you’re picky with custom designs, you can always pick another by the end of the week!