Imagine being able to control your devices from your own skin. The geniuses over at MIT Media Lab have come up with a way to embed circuits into temporary tattoos that you can wear and use to change the channel or swipe right on Tinder.
DuoSkin is a series of circuits made with very thin vinyl coated with gold leaf that applies with a wet compress, just like a regular temporary tattoo. The gold leaf conducts electricity, and reacts to your touch so that it can be used to control devices.
Besides scrolling through your phone, DuoSkin has other applications like unlocking doors and allowing access through turnstiles, communicating with other DuoSkin tattoos, or calling a nurse from a hospital bed.
The team is presenting their findings at the International Symposium on Wearable Computers next month.