Engineers from The University of Texas at Austin have created a new type of electronic tattoo that is capable of serving as a heart monitor.
A tech design and development company is creating electronic tattoos that sit on the skin’s surface to collect, store, and share data about the user’s body. These tattoos are made of components, including a microcontroller and LED lights, which are mounted on the skin and connected with conductive ink. They sit on the surface of the skin like a Band-Aid, which makes them easy to remove, replace, or upgrade, as needed. As a bonus, they are also aesthetically pleasing (in other words, they look pretty cool). While it might sound a bit gimmicky at first, these so-called “tech tats” could make your life easier.