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Story — 5 Min Read

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The Future of Skin

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Interviews — 5 Min Read

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The Future of Skin

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So, what about our skin?

Is it true that we might not need to hold devices in the future but just implement them in our skin? I can still remember the implant NFC-chip rage from just a small while ago. What has skin tech development done after this?

Here is a small overview:

New York Times tells us in ‘Wearable technology that feels like skin’: “While these wearables raise novel privacy concerns, their advocates say there are numerous benefits. Attachable computers will be less expensive to make, provide greater accuracy because sensors will be closer to a person’s body (or even inside us) and offer the most utility, as something people won’t forget to wear.”

MC10

An example of this is MC10, a company based in Cambridge, Mass., they are testing attachable computers that look like small rectangular stickers, about the size of a piece of gum, and can include wireless antennas, temperature and heart-rate sensors and a tiny battery.

The article explains; “How would these gadgets work? Imagine being able to slap a few Band-Aid-size sensors to your body when you go for a run, then seeing a micro-level reading of your exercise on your phone.

Maybe you want to figure out which deodorant would be best for you. This would be done with a sticker that tracks your sweat level, then emails you a few brand recommendations. Or if you want to monitor your baby’s breathing, you would stick a little sensor on the baby’s chest that will alert you to any problems.”


From: BusinessWire

DuoSkin

DuoSkin is another one of these ventures but focuses on stylish temporary user interfaces. It’s a metallic temporary tattoo material that serves as an on-skin interface with connected devices. The conductive tattoos are applied to the skin and can easily be designed to serve a variety of functions.

The project is a collaboration between MIT Media Lab and Microsoft.

Cicret bracelet

Talking about replacing technology. What if your smart-device can be projected on your wrist and therefore replace it? Meet the Cicret bracelet.

The key feature is a built-in projector and eight sensors, which will allow a wearer to manipulate an image that is projected onto their arm. The ‘Screen’ will let users read emails, surf the web, watch videos, play games and even make phone calls.

 


From: FileHippo

The technology inside the device will consist of an accelerometer, memory card, processor, micro USB port, battery, long-range sensors, pico projector, Bluetooth unit, Wi-Fi component, LED, Snap Button and SIM storage tech.

Future Thermometer

Another device that is being worked on for years by a team of high-profile physicians, resembles the wearable electronics. It looks like a small gilded barcode with vines snaking out of its top and is applied to the skin using a water-soluble glue.

Two different versions have been created and work in different ways, but both have the same result: they can precisely determine the temperature at multiple points across the skin, and can even introduce fine spikes of heat in order to measure how the skin reacts.

The Verge

The creator of the device, John Rogers, tells the Verge: “For certain people who can’t properly control their body temperatures, knowing their skin temperature as far down as to the millikelvin (about two one-thousandths of a degree Fahrenheit), as this device allows, can let physicians tell exactly what’s going on underneath it.

The device can watch how heat flows through the bloodstream, or see how the dilation and constriction of blood vessels subtly alter the temperature around them. ‘That can say important things about cardiovascular health,’”

Skin as a speaker

So, we understand these several types of skin applications can benefit your health. But, what if your skin can play music?

Before it’s News tells us: “New innovative wearable technology will turn your skin into a loudspeaker. according to an international team of researchers, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST).

This breakthrough has been led by Professor Hyunhyub Ko in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST. Created in part to help the hearing and speech impaired, the new technology can be further explored for various potential applications, such as wearable IoT sensors and conformal health care devices.”

In the study, the research team has developed ultrathin, transparent, and conductive hybrid nanomembranes with nanoscale thickness, consisting of an orthogonal silver nanowire array embedded in a polymer matrix.

They, then, demonstrated their nanomembrane by making it into a loudspeaker that can be attached to almost anything to produce sounds. The researchers also introduced a similar device, acting as a microphone, which can be connected to smartphones and computers to unlock voice-activated security systems.

L’Oreal

Of course, the beauty industry would be crazy to let these developments slide past them. There’s so much opportunity to hop onto. L’Oreal realized this and is continuing to invest in tech.

At CES, the company introduced its newest wearable prototype that detects skin pH levels. The Verge says: “L’Oréal says varying skin pH levels can cause inflammatory skin conditions, like eczema and dryness. The company wants dermatologists to use this new device’s data to create health plans while also empowering users to learn about their own skin.


From: L’Oreal News Room

Wearers place the device on their inner arm and leave it there for between five and 15 minutes, however long it takes for those two dots to take on colour. They then have to open the My Skin Track pH app on their phone and take a picture of it.”

Body Hacking

Ever heard of body hacking? In my opinion, it’s less scary than it sounds, after all, we’ve been putting chips into animals for ages.

The practice has been gaining popularity in the last couple of years. The meaning of body hacking is ‘the practice of integrating technology into our physical bodies to gain new abilities’.

Gizmocrazed says: “It’s interesting, but the procedures involved are usually pretty intense — think getting a camera put in the back of your head, or magnets in your fingers.

A new concept from a researcher at the University of Minnesota offers a much simpler, though temporary, means of augmenting our bodies. Using a 3-D printer, Michael McAlpine simply draws an electrical circuit right onto the skin, to be used as a portable solar charger, chemical sensor and more.

Printing custom circuits is one application, of course, and McAlpine suggests that soldiers could use his technique to print sensors onto their bodies to alert them of hazardous situations. ”

In conclusion, you wouldn’t even be able to imagine what your future greatgrandchildren will be walking around with. The future will offer ways to literally implement soft- and hardware onto or into our skin.

Would you be willing to do it right now?

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So, what about our skin?

Is it true that we might not need to hold devices in the future but just implement them in our skin? I can still remember the implant NFC-chip rage from just a small while ago. What has skin tech development done after this?

Here is a small overview:

New York Times tells us in ‘Wearable technology that feels like skin’: “While these wearables raise novel privacy concerns, their advocates say there are numerous benefits. Attachable computers will be less expensive to make, provide greater accuracy because sensors will be closer to a person’s body (or even inside us) and offer the most utility, as something people won’t forget to wear.”

MC10

An example of this is MC10, a company based in Cambridge, Mass., they are testing attachable computers that look like small rectangular stickers, about the size of a piece of gum, and can include wireless antennas, temperature and heart-rate sensors and a tiny battery.

The article explains; “How would these gadgets work? Imagine being able to slap a few Band-Aid-size sensors to your body when you go for a run, then seeing a micro-level reading of your exercise on your phone.

Maybe you want to figure out which deodorant would be best for you. This would be done with a sticker that tracks your sweat level, then emails you a few brand recommendations. Or if you want to monitor your baby’s breathing, you would stick a little sensor on the baby’s chest that will alert you to any problems.”


From: BusinessWire

DuoSkin

DuoSkin is another one of these ventures but focuses on stylish temporary user interfaces. It’s a metallic temporary tattoo material that serves as an on-skin interface with connected devices. The conductive tattoos are applied to the skin and can easily be designed to serve a variety of functions.

The project is a collaboration between MIT Media Lab and Microsoft.

Cicret bracelet

Talking about replacing technology. What if your smart-device can be projected on your wrist and therefore replace it? Meet the Cicret bracelet.

The key feature is a built-in projector and eight sensors, which will allow a wearer to manipulate an image that is projected onto their arm. The ‘Screen’ will let users read emails, surf the web, watch videos, play games and even make phone calls.


From: FileHippo

The technology inside the device will consist of an accelerometer, memory card, processor, micro USB port, battery, long-range sensors, pico projector, Bluetooth unit, Wi-Fi component, LED, Snap Button and SIM storage tech.

Future Thermometer

Another device that is being worked on for years by a team of high-profile physicians, resembles the wearable electronics. It looks like a small gilded barcode with vines snaking out of its top and is applied to the skin using a water-soluble glue.

Two different versions have been created and work in different ways, but both have the same result: they can precisely determine the temperature at multiple points across the skin, and can even introduce fine spikes of heat in order to measure how the skin reacts.

The Verge

The creator of the device, John Rogers, tells the Verge: “For certain people who can’t properly control their body temperatures, knowing their skin temperature as far down as to the millikelvin (about two one-thousandths of a degree Fahrenheit), as this device allows, can let physicians tell exactly what’s going on underneath it.

The device can watch how heat flows through the bloodstream, or see how the dilation and constriction of blood vessels subtly alter the temperature around them. ‘That can say important things about cardiovascular health,’”

Skin as a speaker

So, we understand these several types of skin applications can benefit your health. But, what if your skin can play music?

Before it’s News tells us: “New innovative wearable technology will turn your skin into a loudspeaker. according to an international team of researchers, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST).

This breakthrough has been led by Professor Hyunhyub Ko in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST. Created in part to help the hearing and speech impaired, the new technology can be further explored for various potential applications, such as wearable IoT sensors and conformal health care devices.”

In the study, the research team has developed ultrathin, transparent, and conductive hybrid nanomembranes with nanoscale thickness, consisting of an orthogonal silver nanowire array embedded in a polymer matrix.

They, then, demonstrated their nanomembrane by making it into a loudspeaker that can be attached to almost anything to produce sounds. The researchers also introduced a similar device, acting as a microphone, which can be connected to smartphones and computers to unlock voice-activated security systems.

L’Oreal

Of course, the beauty industry would be crazy to let these developments slide past them. There’s so much opportunity to hop onto. L’Oreal realized this and is continuing to invest in tech.

At CES, the company introduced its newest wearable prototype that detects skin pH levels. The Verge says: “L’Oréal says varying skin pH levels can cause inflammatory skin conditions, like eczema and dryness. The company wants dermatologists to use this new device’s data to create health plans while also empowering users to learn about their own skin.


From: L’Oreal News Room

Wearers place the device on their inner arm and leave it there for between five and 15 minutes, however long it takes for those two dots to take on colour. They then have to open the My Skin Track pH app on their phone and take a picture of it.”

Body Hacking

Ever heard of body hacking? In my opinion, it’s less scary than it sounds, after all, we’ve been putting chips into animals for ages.

The practice has been gaining popularity in the last couple of years. The meaning of body hacking is ‘the practice of integrating technology into our physical bodies to gain new abilities’.

Gizmocrazed says: “It’s interesting, but the procedures involved are usually pretty intense — think getting a camera put in the back of your head, or magnets in your fingers.

A new concept from a researcher at the University of Minnesota offers a much simpler, though temporary, means of augmenting our bodies. Using a 3-D printer, Michael McAlpine simply draws an electrical circuit right onto the skin, to be used as a portable solar charger, chemical sensor and more.

Printing custom circuits is one application, of course, and McAlpine suggests that soldiers could use his technique to print sensors onto their bodies to alert them of hazardous situations. ”

In conclusion, you wouldn’t even be able to imagine what your future greatgrandchildren will be walking around with. The future will offer ways to literally implement soft- and hardware onto or into our skin.

Would you be willing to do it right now?

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