Not the average Guns N’ Roses Tattoo…
You want a tattoo, but you don’t want to settle for a permanent one; what to do? DuoSkin has the perfect solution in the form of a wearable tattoo. The possibilities are limitless and creativity overwhelming.
A Collaboration between MIT and Microsoft
Smart tattoos are increasingly being seen as a means of monitoring your vital body components; their direct contact with the skin, occupying a large surface area, renders them more accurate especially when contrasted with activity trackers.
Its gold leaf interface
Among the main concerns for smart wearable tattoos is their irritation level on the skin; DuoSkin has eliminated this possibility by using a gold-leaf interface. Even when used over an extended period, these wearable tattoos will be soft on your skin while not compromising on durability and functionality.
Gold leaf’s flexibility qualifies it as being the best material for making wearable tattoos. Its smooth fabric notwithstanding, this material is extremely efficient at heating thermochromic displays, sensing touch inputs as well wireless communication to smart devices; how great is that?
Wearable tattoos are the smart option
It is increasingly becoming common to spot pre-printed tattoos during music and sports festivals. The main distinguishing factor about DuoSkin wearable tattoos is that they are actually purposeful. Whereas it looks like jewellery, DuoSkin will serve these three purposes;
These three purposes enable you to not only have an on-skin interface but also actively mimics the interaction with your Smartphone. More to this, you will be able to access your biometric health information quite seamlessly.
How a wearable tattoo is done
The initial step involves sketching the tattoo pattern on a paper that’s then traced out on your skin; similar to conventional tattoos. Skin circuits will then be drawn using a graphics editor and finally, a gold leaf fabrication of the same is made and placed on the skin in the similar pattern as the outlined tattoo.
How the tattoo acquires its smart perspective
For the tattoo to work smartly, thin paper silicone is laid onto it. By applying a vinyl film layer to the tattoo’s paper, the stencil is generated; this is then cut as per required specifications. It’s only after this process is concluded that it’s topped up with a gold leaf layer for the creation of a conductive material. A minute piece of conductive tape fastens surface-mounted electronics on top of the gold leaf.
Do you view body art as your personality’s extension? The DuoSkin prototype acknowledges this and its significance in the wearable market is well on course to deliver exemplarily.
For starters, test participants were encouraged to come up with their own unique designs by DuoSkin; this favour will be extended to customers who pre-order these exceptional wearable tattoos. If you already have a permanent tattoo, you’re halfway there! DuoSkin will be more than happy to comply and conform to your likes.
The program is due to launch
Duo 2017, this highly anticipated wearable will be launched to achieve what no other smart wearable has been able to achieve yet; fashion sense, user friendliness, diverse body decorations and extensibility. Don’t you want to be a part of this revolutionary change? This is your opportunity.