You may have heard of the various types of LED screens that
scientists are working on, including superthin, foldable screens that we
may be able to carry in our pockets like handkerchiefs. But you may not
have heard that the same thing could be done to skin. Based on recent
developments, materials for doing that is already available.
not talking about replacing actual skin. No, these would be tattoo-like
augmentations to the skin that would double as displays. If one
Japanese research team is to be believed, the material from which it
will be made has already been developed.
It could be used for a
lot of things, like monitoring heartbeats and other health readings
while connected to an app on your smartphone, storing unlock codes for
your various devices, or simply serving as over-the-top, and also for
making customized tattoos for really fancy parties.