So, if there’s one bit of wearable technology that may give you the creeps it’s this latest concept – an implanted tattoo. And it’s not the purely decorative artistic kind you think. This is more like something out of an 80s sci-fi movie. NewDealDesign, the company behind the popular Fitbit activity trackers have come up with the concept of Project Underskin.
They’ve envisaged a digital tattoo implanted under the skin that will also transfer via a handshake, monitor your vital signs and even unlock doors. Yes – it’s the stuff of nightmares. Can’t remember the last time I thought to myself, ‘I wish I didn’t have to carry these heavy keys with me…’
The idea is that the implant would work off the body’s own electro-chemical energy meaning that there is no on/off button. Effectively you’d be able to activate a credit card by simply holding it – imagine the card clash issues?! Thankfully this is only a concept at the moment but the company envisage that a product like this could be on the market within the next five years.
What do you think – would you welcome a product like this? Or is this an unnecessary invasive gadget? Tweet us at @ithestylist #ProjectUnderskin