Temporary “Tech Tats” aim to eliminate the need for GPS watches and other wearable devices
Introducing fitness tracking’s newest innovation: Biowearables.
Sensors are infused in an electroconductive paint that is temporarily tattooed on a user’s skin, which then stores and transmits information. The tattoo is about the size of a band-aid.
In addition to being an innovative fitness technology, the tattoos have other capabilities like the ability to monitor a child’s vitals after a surgery. Health data is transferred via Bluetooth to an app on a mobile device.
This is how Chaotic Moon describes the advantages of the new-age technology:
You’re eliminating clunky, expensive devices with a low-interference, low-cost, and low-hassle alternative, and using the user’s skin as the interface. It’s technology that is, in a sense, part of the user. The result? Total integration.
The technology could also act as a means of payment since information can be stored on the devices, similar to Apple Pay.