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The smart stick-on tattoo that can monitor your alcohol levels

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A new smart stick on tattoo will be able to monitor exactly how much a person is drinking. The flexible patch can detect a person's blood-alcohol level from their sweat. The flexible patch can detect a person's blood-alcohol level from their sweat. In the U.S., one person dies every 53 minutes in an alcohol-related car accident, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Currently, ignition interlock devices are being marketed as a way to prevent drunk drivers from starting a car engine.


Wearable tattoo tells your smartphone how drunk you are before the cops do

ZDNet

The stick-on tattoo can provide a blood-alcohol level result within eight minutes, compared with hours using other techniques that analyze sweat. A new sweat-inducing wearable can analyze your blood-alcohol levels and send a readout to your smartphone within minutes., The key features of the stick-on sweat-alyzer is that it can be discreetly placed on your arm and provides a readout within eight minutes compared with hours using other techniques that analyze sweat to measure blood alcohol. Research into the wearable tattoo was funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, or NIBIB, and was carried out by a team of electrical-, computer- and nano- engineers at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla. It's no robot guide dog - but this wearable aims to help blind people safely move With expertise in tech to help robots detect and avoid obstacles, two Italian engineers have now turned their energies to making a device for the blind.


A temporary tattoo may be able to track your alcohol levels

Engadget

A new monitoring device could help people discreetly measure their alcohol intake by transmitting alcohol levels to a connected cell phone. The tech, developed by engineers at the University of California, San Diego, is a small wearable, comparable to a temporary tattoo, that sits directly on the skin. According to Science Daily, it works by stimulating perspiration, which the device can then use to measure the level of alcohol in the person's system. "It resembles a temporary tattoo, but is actually a biosensor patch that is embedded with several flexible wireless components," Seila Selimovic, the director of the program that helped develop this tech, told Science Daily. "One component releases a chemical that stimulates perspiration on the skin below the patch.


Digital Tattoos Make Healthcare More Invisible

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What if markings on your skin could unlock your phone or get you access to entrance doors? And what if they could also measure your blood pressure or hydration level constantly in the background only alerting you in case of values out of the normal range? Digital tattoos could act as minilabs rendering our skin an interactive display and making healthcare more invisible at the same time. Here's our summary of the latest trends and research efforts to make it happen. In the course of the development of medical devices, a general trend has emerged: tools are getting more miniaturized, digitized and connected than ever.


The hi-tech tattoo that can track your emotions

Daily Mail - Science & tech

While face tattoos are generally frowned upon, a new temporary stick on version could help reveal what people are really thinking. The'electronic tattoo' developed by Tel Aviv University can measure the activity of muscle and nerve cells. The team behind it says it could be used in medicine, rehabilitation, and even business and marketing research. Developed by Tel Aviv University, it can measure the activity of muscle and nerve cells. It could be used in medicine, rehabilitation, and even business and marketing research.