Beautiful and high-tech: South Korea invented a smart tattoo to track health and not just

Beautiful and high-tech: South Korea invented a smart tattoo to track health and not just

The tattoos can not only decorate the body, but also provide the natural basis for various kinds of sensor wearers. This is used by scientists in developing a tattoo-sensored electronics system. Scientists from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology in Taejon offered their own version of the devices. The tattoo is performed from a mixture of liquid metal gallium and carbon nanotubes -- it is applied on the surface of their skin, but it is not easy to wash it away.

Researchers have studied the work of the tattoo sensor as a source of signals for electrocardiogram removal, as well as the measurement of glucose levels in blood and dairy acid; in the long run, such high-tech tattoos can be supplied with wireless controllers, while the prototype is connected to the instruments with wires, which is not practical.

" said the project manager Steve Park, professor of material science and engineering.

Modern patient tracking sensors are rather uncomfortable and require wired connections. For a single procedure, you can be uncomfortable, but if you keep monitoring for days, weeks and months, you don't have to talk about comfort. This kind of "tattoos" is also introduced a month ago by scientists from the United States. Sooner or later, the idea will come into play, and some of the medical procedures will be more convenient for both doctors and patients.