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Nano-Tattoos Make Check-Ups and Doctor Visits Much Easier

By: Omar Yusuf - Published: • References: technologyreview & gizmodo
If you or your doctor ever need to track blood-oxygen levels, there may soon be an iPhone app to check them for you, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Heather Clark and her nano-tattoos.

Adding functionality to body art, researchers at Northeastern University have developed a nano-particle solution which, when injected into the skin and scanned by an iPhone, can reveal the inner workings of your body. Based on how the nano-particles behave, an athlete can determine his sodium levels and the likelihood of dehydration mid-game. Within seconds, the blood-oxygen content of an anemic patient could be analyzed by a doctor or nurse.

Over time, one has come to discover the utility of measuring, checking and analyzing one's body on a regular basis -- it's the best way to stay healthy! So the next time you see an awful, ugly tattoo, think twice because it may be the key to that person's life! Stats for Invisible Interactive Inking Trending: Older & Mild
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