There is a new tattoo coming soon to a body part near you. LED Tattoos, are being developed by Researchers from MIT, the University of Pennsylvania and Illinois. Unlike traditional inked tattoos, the LED tattoos main purpose won’t be to make a fashion statement.
The initial planned uses are for medical purposes, like displaying blood-sugar readings on skin. This is made possible by embedding an electronic silicon transistor under the skin. The main research focus is on epilepsy, but also encompasses “implantable neurodevices, functional neurosurgery, network and computational neuroscience, movement disorders, intra-operative and ICU monitoring, major mental illness, and other brain network disorders.”
I’m all for medical advances, but when I read articles where the brain is impacted, I get a little creeped out.