Skip to main content

Tattoo That turns body art into a fitness tracker



Tattoos that marry art with technology are nothing new at this point. We've seen Motorola show off a tattoo designed to unlock your smartphone and one from another research team that evencollects sweat to produce power.Most of the initiatives are coming from major concerns and are still in the development stage, but a small team called Chaotic Moon has come up with another tech-powered tattoo concept that could work a lot like a fitness tracker in terms of monitoring your body's functions. It is called Tech Tat.
In an interview with Techcrunch, the company says the Tech Tat is made using electro conductive paint and in a promotional video one of the team suggests that it could be used to monitor a person's heart rate, pulse and body temperature.

However, Chaotic Moon, which was acquired by international marketing firm Accenture this summer, is more known for deploying interesting prototypes rather than shipping mainstream products to consumers.
Despite this, the company says the Tech Tat is real and is a working mechanism.
"The Tech Tat is an actual working prototype," Ben Lamm, Chaotic Moon’s CEO, told Mashable. "We are continuing to develop this both conceptually and physically. And we’re making interesting new discovers and applications every week."

But the same small firm was also behind the "flying taser drone," and a flame throwing drone, neither of which you should expect to see in stores anytime soon.
"The flame throwing drone was about us cracking open an open-source drone in order to domesticate the modularity of the tech, beyond using it for video," says Lamm. "It also could spray paint hard to reach places, and shot silly string."
In the firm's latest video, the company says it's "excited to bring [the Tech Tats] to you in the near future," but you shouldn't get your hopes up. Earlier this year, the company talked up plans of commercializing the aforementioned drones, but the site for the drones is still essentially a landing page.
Nevertheless, the company claims it's committed to making the Tech Tat commercial.
"We can't conjecture about when people could get their hands on one," says Lamm. "Typically, we will explore the best partners that would help us get Tech Tats to the consumer."
Whether the Tech Tat idea becomes a product or not, the general concept, which has been around for a while now, is likely helped by showing yet another, more artful way in which it could possibly be deployed in the real world.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

LG’s first flexible OLED phone due before the year is out

LG plans to launch a flexible OLED smartphone before the end of the year, the company’s VP of mobile has confirmed, though it’s unclear to what extent the work-in-progress handset will actually flex. The OLED panel in question is the handiwork of LG Display according to VP of LG mobile Yoon Bu-hyun, the WSJ  reports, with the proposed device set to launch sometime in Q4. LG Display’s work on flexible OLEDs has been underway for some time, though the company’s efforts have perhaps been overshadowed somewhat by rival Samsung’s YOUM development. Last year, according to a Korea Times report, LG Display was preparing for

Syrian Electronic Army claims credit for CBS Twitter accounts hack

Yesterday, several of CBS ’s Twitter accounts were hacked, including its main account, and its accounts for 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, and CBS Denver. The hackers got into the account and tweeted a series of things relating to President Obama and the United States being in cahoots with Al-Qaeda . The tweets also had links that led users to malware-infested sites. While CBS was able to regain access to its accounts, it was unable to figure out who was behind the attacks, until now. The Syrian Electronic Army , the same group that hacked 3 of the BBC’s Twitter accounts, claimed

Can Technology Do a Better Job of Finding Bombs?

 With the horrifying images of the Boston Marathon bombing still much too fresh in our minds, and with citywide marathons coming up this weekend in London, Hamburg, and Salt Lake City , law enforcement officers and citizens everywhere are asking how to prevent the tragedy from being repeated. As Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs adjunct professor Abraham Wagner observed last year, on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, there’s “no magic bullet o