BIOSTAMP TEMPORARY TATTOO ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS BY MC10
Materials scientist John Rogers and his firm MC10 have developed flexible electronic circuits that stick directly to the skin like temporary tattoos and monitor the wearer’s health.
The Biostamp is a thin electronic mesh that stretches with the skin and monitors temperature, hydration and strain.
Rogers suggests that his “epidermal electronics” could be developed for use in healthcare to monitor patients without tethering them to large machines. Not only would this be more convenient, but the results could be more accurate if patients were examined in their normal environment doing usual activities rather than on the hospital ward.
Other applications could include a patch that lets an athlete know when and how much to hydrate for peak performance, or one that tells you when to apply more suncream.
MC10 overcame the rigidity of normal electronic components made from brittle silicon-based wafers by printing them in very small pieces, arranged in wavy patterns.
Earlier versions were applied on an elastomer backing patch, but the latest prototype is applied directly to the skin using a rubber stamp. It can be covered with spray-on bandage available from pharmacies to make it more durable and waterproof enough to withstand sweating or washing with soapy water. It lasts up to two weeks before the skin’s natural exfoliation causes it to come away.
The team are now working on the integration of wireless power sources and communication systems to relay the information gathered to a smartphone.
Other wearable monitoring technology we’ve reported on includes the Nike+ FuelBand and Jawbone UP wristbands that monotor health and fitness, plus a wearable camera that uses sensors and GPS technology to decide which moments of your life are worth photographing.
30 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her and Him Under $50
Show your love with a little something special
If you’ve saved your Valentine’s Day shopping for the last minute, we’re not here to judge, we’re here to help. The best kind of gifts are thoughtful and need not require a lot of money, because, let’s face it, this heart-themed holiday is more about showing your love and appreciation for others, and less about finding the most extravagant gift. With this sentiment in mind, we’ve selected 20 non-cheesy gifts under $50, so no matter where you lie on the spectrum of enthusiasm for Valentine’s Day, you’re sure to find that perfect something for your friend or special someone.
$49 dress $59 shoes H&M neclace , did My one make up And shoes and I’m wearing my #nike fuelband as a wristband 😅 !
I’m wearing the same dress I wore last year to remind myself where I’ve come from. And you know what? I feel amazing, I feel great, and I know 2014 is going to be a great year!
Happy new year to all of you , this is a new beginning . Forget about what happened this year because in a few hrs we start from zero.
This is your year! Don’t let anyone and anything change who you are but make sure everyday you’re a better person inside and out!
And with that im out! Love you!
—————————————— Vestido $49, Zapatos $59 , collar de H&M, hice mi maquillaje y mi pelo. Y lo que llevó en mi muñecas de brazalete es mi #nike fuel band.
Estoy vistiendo el mismo vestido que me puse el año pasado para recordarme de donde estuve un año atrás y les digo que me siento bien, me siento tan bien!
Feliz año nuevo, este es un nuevo comienzo, lo que hagas hecho el año pasado olvídate de ello y recuerda que en unas horas empezamos de cero.
Este es tu año, no dejes que nadie no nadie cambie quien eres como persona pero siempre trata de ser una mejor versión de tu mismo dentro y fuera.
Bendiciones para todos mi gente linda !!! by mankofit
Nike introduced the Nike+ FuelBox in NYC. The “vending machine” does not require coins, instead you plug in your Nike+ FuelBand & in exchange of fuel points (collected within the last 24hrs) , you can get Nike garments like tees & socks (priced between 500 – 1000 fuel points). The FuelBox moves so keep an eye on Nike’s NYC twitter account for the next location. Hopefully they bring it to California in the near future!