Microsoft Research, in collaboration with M.I.T., is working on a project called DuoSkin, which is designed to create a custom control device that can be placed on the skin like a temporary tattoo.
Microsoft and M.I.T have published a paper on their DuoSkin project (via The Verge), which will be officially presented this September as part of the International Symposium on Wearable Computers in Germany. Here's a basic description of how their project works:
The DuoSkin tattoo circuitry is created first with graphic design software, then fabricated by first creating stencils of the circuitry and then applying gold leaf for its conductive material. Finally, the electronics are mounted, and the DuoSkin tattoo is applied on a person's skin with a water-based transfer process.
What do you think about the idea of controlling your phone with a temporary tattoo? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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