For us, the microchip will make life easier. Your pet may already have one, and if the pet gets lost, it can help identify them. But this technology has very different application for Tuesday the Cat than it does for humans.
Grindhouse Wetware, a bio-hacking startup in Pittsburgh, is experimenting with a powered implant: the RFID chip is powered by the device it interacts with, like a card scanner on the office door, and the inside of the implant is powered by a battery. Co-founder Tim Cannon inserted a display on his forearm that was slightly smaller than a stack of credit cards so that he could read his temperature and transmit it to his Android system via Bluetooth. The monitor, called Circadia, can be used to control the Bluetooth thermostat, which can also be used to call an ambulance if the temperature of the Canon increases suddenly or drops. “This is to prove that we can design and implant a subcutaneous device for non-medical purposes,” said Ryan O ‘Shea, a spokesperson for Grindhouse Wetware. “We are studying what humans can evolve into biology, but not,” he said, paused. “It’s like shining.”
This is the combination of skin technology and cosmetics. O ‘Shea said: “We installed a green LED on Circadia for the sole purpose of determining if the device is connected to Bluetooth.” But the lights left a tattoo on his arm and people became very excited. This led to the development of Northstar, a device that shines in the shape of a red star under the skin on your hand. The second version of the device will include gesture recognition. You can use it to make gestures and trigger reactions, such as driving a car, locking a door, or turning on a light.
For Grindhouse Wetware, technology as a fashion expression is a surprising surprise. For others, such as MIT Media Lab researcher DuoSkin, lead researcher Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, this phenomenon stems from Beyonce – just like big Most good things are the same. “A few years ago, I flipping through a fashion magazine and found that Beyoncé had these cool metal tattoos. Me, the geeky engineer that I am, I thought, God, are these conductive things? ”Of course, they weren’t. So Kao and her team, working with Microsoft, created DuoSkin, a temporary tattoo design like jewelry, which lasted for three days and used conductive energy to interact with other devices. Slide your finger along the design and use it as the touchpad for your phone. Scan with your phone and read the encoded information. Designer Christopher Bevans used Kao’s technique in his 2017 menswear show: the models wore DuoSkin while walking around the room, and the audience could scan to find out what they wore.
Nina Jablonski, a professor of anthropology at Penn State University, said, “It’s exciting that people want to continue to push this envelope. Just like we can’t get enough shades of lipstick, people want to play with this stuff. It’s fun. We’re highly visual animals. The more novel and exciting it is, the better. I imagine a future where people are going to be able to affix things to their body that are more expressive than tattoos to provide this much more dynamic look to the skin. And functional! Like patches that are UV-radiation and body-temperature monitors. It’s so exciting to think about this stuff.”