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The Future Of Tattoos: LED Skin Displays

November 22, 2009

LED Skin Displays: One Possible Application For Tattoos In The Near Future


Source: Wired.com, HuffingtonPost.com

Researchers from the [University of Pennsylvania] are developing silicon-and-silk implantable devices which sit under the skin like a tattoo. Already implanted into mice, these tattoos could carry LEDs, turning your skin into a screen.

The silk substrate onto which the chips are mounted eventually dissolves away inside the body, leaving just the electronics behind. The silicon chips are around the length of a small grain of rice — about 1 millimeter, and just 250 nanometers thick. The sheet of silk will keep them in place, molding to the shape of the skin when saline solution is added.

Read more and watch a video on all kinds of possibilities for the application HERE and HERE.

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