A Digital Tattoo Seems Far From Green

Would you like a digital device embeded under your skin which would act as a phone?

Imagine this: your phone is ringing and instead of searching your pockets or bag, you touch your arm and a digital phone tattoo appears, becoming a usable interface for talking and making calls.

Digital Tattoo

Does it sound like Science Fiction? It should be but was actually entered into the Greener Design Competition.

This “concept” continues by suggesting that your blood and glucose will generate the electricity to run this digital tattoo. Moreover, it is an actual permanent device which is embeded under your skin.

Digital Tattoo 2

I understand that the “Green” Trend is a big thing and many designers flock to the need and fame, but it should deserve some kind of feasible theory…don’t you think?

Can we find a few immediate things that are out of the ordinary in this concept?
– Invisible tattoo “activated” by a touch to your skin
– Tattoo is actually a usable phone
– Electricity is created by Blood and Glucose

I am certain we can continue the list and come up with some other reasons why this is not necessarily possible or desired. Either way, if you had a chance to get this kind of tattoo, completely working and usable…would you?

Digital Tattoo 3

Via: Geekologie

8 thoughts on “A Digital Tattoo Seems Far From Green

  1. Colonel Brad Thunder.

    Does anyone watch Startrek? Do you remember that this is how the Borg were created? Has everyone lost their mind, or do you actually want the government to be able to control you and track your every move? Or worse, if the system shorts out, or becomes self-aware and we do become something like the Borg! WAKE UP FOOLS, BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!!

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  2. Akira.

    Awesome, i want a big one that i can upload any image to (stuff the phone), so i can have any tattoo i want, when ever i want or none at all!
    Imagine full colour?
    oh oh oh how about a moving tattoo…. like a swirling tribal theme or even a movie (lol)…….. Id be like a cameleon or something….way cool!!!!!!!!!

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  3. drego5.

    How about a similar device, for repeat DUI offenders? One that checks their BAC, and when they try to turn the key to the car, the car checks the device. Less obtrusive than the car-installed breathalyzer, with no room for tampering, or getting someone else to do it for you.

    And something like that would be absolutely WONDERFUL for diabetes sufferers. Rather than having to prick their fingers or arms several times per day, they can see their numbers immediately, at any time, with no mess, hassle, or any troubles associated with needles.

    Also seems better than a life-alert bracelet. This thing can’t get lost, and can carry a lot more information. It might even be able to tell your blood pressure, and such.

    In general, the phone thing seems cute, but generally impractical. But there do seem to be numerous medical applications that could benefit greatly from it.

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  6. shyguy_2004.

    Wow, for some reason, this kind of freaks me out a little bit. I would never get any device like this embedded inside of me. I wouldn’t quite understand how the blood’s glucose would power a phone either.

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