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Innovative Temporary Tattoos Double As Controls For Apps And Other Devices
By Yoon Sann Wong, 15 Aug 2016
Microsoft Research and MIT Media Lab have partnered together to create a revolutionary user interface disguised as a temporary tattoo.
This innovation called ‘DuoSkin’ offers three distinct functions: input; output; communication.
As an input device, ‘DuoSkin’ turns the wearers’ skin into a track pad. This allows him or her to control the volume of one’s music player for example.
The output display transforms the tattoo design into a responsive accessory. For instance, the tattoo design can change color based on the wearer’s body temperature or light up to reflect the wearer’s emotion.
With the help of special tags, wearers can utilize their tattoo to communicate with their device and “read data off one’s skin”.
The temporary tattoo is intended to be easy enough to DIY at home–create the artwork on any graphic design software, create stencils of the circuitry using gold leaf material, mount the electronics and apply the temporary tattoo to skin through water-transfer.
Watch the video below to learn more about ‘DuoSkin’ and visit its website for more information.
[via Refinery29, video via MIT Media Lab]
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