Kristi N. ScottThe H+ article Skin Phone said
Welcome to the conceptual solution that combines the beauty of a tattoo with the convenience of your cell phone and Bluetooth technology, the “Digital Tattoo Interface”.
DTI, developed by Jim Mielke, debuted at this year’s Greener Gadgets Design Competition 2008, receiving the Notable Entry award. This is one tattoo with a lot of potential: a phone that would be implanted under the skin, with microscopic spheres that would act as the touchscreen buttons.
Don’t want to show off your phone? The concept has a button that, when pushed, can render the phone invisible. If you get a call, just push the same button to answer the display and have the phone reappear, with video capability.
Kristi N. Scott was the author of this article and is a Master of
in Liberal Studies student and
Graduate Assistant for Service Learning at the University of Southern
Indiana in Evansville, IN.
Her focus is on the relationship between technology and society, Mass Communication and Sociology, with a strong personal interest in transhumanist themes. She is a freelance writer and copyeditor for H+ magazine and has been an intern with the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and the Journal of Evolution and Technology since 2007.
Kristi is a member of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, the World Transhumanist Association, and the Women’s Bioethics Project.