Your Next Remote Might Be a Temporary Tattoo

Your Next Remote Might Be a Temporary Tattoo

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Tara Bellucci
Aug 18, 2016
(Image credit: MIT Media Lab)

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.

(Image credit: MIT Media Lab)

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.

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