A tech company camped in Austin, Texas, has just released a new device capable of doing, basically anything a fitness tracker can do. The temporary tats can track heart rate and it’s small enough to go unnoticed.
It would seem that bioengineering has yielding some amazing results. The new devices, named biowearables, are basically, your run-of-the-mill tattoo, but with a techy kind of twist. As we said, the tech tats can do everything a pricy fitness tracker can do. It is capable of monitoring your heart rate, track your fitness performances, it has a built-in GPS tracker and it is even capable of connecting with other devices, via a Bluetooth receiver.
What’s even more amazing about the device is that no one will even know that you have a pro tracking device on you, because, as said, the tracker takes the shape of a tattoo. All the components, including sensors, are being dipped into an electroconductive paint. Next, the whole ensemble can be tattooed directly onto the skin. Basically, the device makes use of the wearer’s skin in order to transmit and store information.
Representatives from Chaotic Moon stated that device will come in handy for some people. For example, children or others who underwent recent surgery can get these temporary tattoos. They will be used by their physician to get an accurate reading of their life signs. This means that there will not be any need for pricier and bulky equipment.
With just a little tattoo, a smartphone and an application, anyone could get an accurate reading on their heart rate or physical performances. And to top it all up, it would seem that the tattoo is small enough to pass for anything. According to its developers, the bioweareble tattoo has the size of a regular Band-Aid.
Image how easy it will be, on your next run, when you won’t have to take a lot of gadgets with you in order to see your fitness performances. Just stick one of these babies anywhere you’d like, fire up the mobile application and start recording your runs.
Also, the developers have their mind set on expanding the device’s capabilities. Thus, Chaotic Moon said that, after a couple of test, the device itself could even be used in order to make payments, just like you would with a smartphone or with a paywave credit card. Since the device itself is capable of storing and transmitting information, its uses could prove to be unlimited.