Researchers in Massachusetts Institute of Technology just came up with this brilliant invention called DuoSkin. You just need to put a temporary flash tattoo on your skin and you can swipe, tap, pinch zoom etc on that very tattoo to control your Mobile Phone or other touch screen devices. Made out of skin friendly Gold Leaf material, this tattoo can be easily placed on your hand. Put the mobile in front of you and spend time doing your regular mobile activities without even touching the phone. How cool is that?
But, wait! That’s not all. Using the same technology, they made another prototypical tattoo where you can store incoming information and read it later on your devices. Receiving files will never require taking your phone or laptop out. You just need to extend your hand, point at your tattoo and say, ‘Send it here.’
The 3rd and last announced prototype is another tattoo that lights up when your body temperature rises. So, if you are wearing this and you get excited, it will automatically light up. Cool way to tell your partner that you are excited, eh?
Further development is under way at MIT lab and we can only imagine what else they can do with this technology in the future. If you think about the possibilities, the whole concept of mobile computing can change when this cutting-edge tech is integrated. With the demonstration of cheap production cost, we can hope for a very low price tag. That basically tells us, when it hits our Indian market, most of us can afford it!
With Microsoft getting its butt kicked in the fight against Google in the mobile market, this tech can seriously turn out to be a game changer for them. If you can control a Windows phone with the tattoo on your arm, wouldn’t you change your Android phone to Windows phone?
You should totally check out the video below to know more about DuoSkin. Enjoy!
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