Electronic skin tattoo has medical, gaming, spy uses

AFP | August 11, 2011

A hair-thin electronic patch that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo could transform medical sensing, computer gaming and even spy operations, according to a US study published Thursday.

The micro-electronics technology, called an epidermal electronic system (EES), was developed by an international team of researchers from the United States, China and Singapore, and is described in the journal Science.

“It’s a technology that blurs the distinction between electronics and biology,” said co-author John Rogers, a professor in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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2 Comments on "Electronic skin tattoo has medical, gaming, spy uses"

  1. Jon Carlson | March 6, 2012 at 12:02 am |

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  2. Could be used to determine lots of biometrics. Main one looks to be verifying identity in the electronic system of commerce so that the system can authorize them to “buy or sell”. Hmmm? Where have I read that before? Oh yeah, in the book of Revelation, Chapter 13!

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