We’ve talked about sensors entering the environment, but to have them actually placed on us every day in a way that doesn’t interfere with our activities would be a real advantage in combating some forms of chronic illness. I’ve mentioned before that chronic illness is something that if you live long enough will happen.
This article in IEEE is focused on Medical Tattoos – actually more temporary tattoos with embedded sensors that can collect information like blood sugar levels without the annoying skin **bleep**.
Yahoo also had an article on tracking bodily functions with wearable electronics. These Epidermal electronic systems (ESS) are as accurate as bulky traditional medical equipment. It goes on to talk about new computer/human interface possibilities enabling new types of human enhancement and prosthetics.
This article showed a picture of one of these temporary tattoos fitted with electronics… Ifound the possibilities of this whole approach and the eventual inclusion of a feedback system to control drugs... as having some real interesting possibilities.