Temporary tattoos turn the body into a touchscreen

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Building on the technology of previous epidermal electronics, SkinMarks prints multiple layers of thin-film sensors on temporary tattoo paper. Developed by researchers from Germany’s Saarland University Department of Computer Science, the ink is heat cured and after applying an adhesive to the tattoo paper, ready for use as an interactive wearable. SkinMarks are stretchy and smaller than most earlier skin-based connected sensors and designed specifically for use on skin of varying textures and on flexible body parts. A microcontroller is connected to the tattoo via printed traces, and the sensors are activated by various methods of touch - sliding, squeezing…

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