High Tech Tattoos in Review

Ferhan PatelIt’s no secret that wearables are here and they look like they will be sticking around for a while. Whether you’re using a Fitbit to monitor your activity or an apple smart watch to organize your life, the consumer’s market for wearable technology is just beginning.

All kinds of startups are capitalizing this and developing new products and technologies accordingly. One of interest comes from a software and development firm based in Texas called Chaotic Moon. They have recently made headlines for their tattoo kits. Although they are still just prototypes, the company is creating tattoos that collect and upload health-related data.

It’s important to note that these tattoos wash off and are not embedded in the skin. In addition to having a unique look, there are a few key applications where the company sees this technology being applied. In military situations, these tattoos could be helpful for monitoring the health of the wearer as well as for detecting poisons in the air.

While the issue of how these tattoos of course brings up the issue of data security as it pertains to our medical health and location, luckily for Chaotic Moon, they will let the purchaser of the technology worry about that!
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