comscore Microsoft Research and MIT develop a 'smart' tattoo that can remotely control your smartphone

Microsoft Research and MIT develop a 'smart' tattoo that can remotely control your smartphone

Using this ‘smart’ tattoo, you can turn your skin into a trackpad, share data using NFC or remotely control your smartphone. The project is developed by MIT students in collaboration with Microsoft Research.

  • Published: August 14, 2016 5:22 PM IST
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Researchers from Microsoft Research and a group of Ph.D. students from MIT Media Lab have developed a temporary wearable tattoo. You can use this wearable smart tattoo to remotely control your smartphone, or share data using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. According to researchers, with the technology called DuoSkin, you can design the circuit using any graphic software. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 specifications and initial images leak online; Here is everything we know

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You could even stamp out the smart tattoo in gold leaf (which can be conductive to electricity), and then apply other components and commodity materials to make the tattoo interactive. As per the researchers, one can use the tattoo to turn skin into a trackpad, design it to change color based on temperature or pull data from the tattoo. Also Read - Realme Watch Review: It's all about the form

This tattoo can simply be applied like a regular temporary tattoo by sticking it on your skin, applying a damp cloth, peeling off the tattoo paper and eventually, removing it. The paper was published on MIT’s website and will be presented in full at a wearables symposium next month.

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This isn t the first time, back in 2010, a student from Carnegie Mellon had collaboration with Microsoft Research to come up with something called Skinput. It was designed to turn the back of your hand or your wrist into a “gestural finger input canvas.”

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  • Published Date: August 14, 2016 5:22 PM IST

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