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Motorola, now owned by Google, has applied for a patent for technology that seems like complete science fiction: an electronic tattoo to be placed on a person’s neck that acts as a “mobile microphone, lie detector and digital display.”
he tattoo would have its own power supply built-in and would transmit the sound through Bluetooth, near-field communication (NFC) or ZigBee.
The patent, filed in 2012 but published on Thursday, states that the tattoo could also be used as a lie detector, according to the patent. The tattoo would measure the electrical conductance of the skin, known as the “galvanic skin response.”
The galvanic skin response is used to indicate psychological or physiological arousal because both are linked to skin moisture, which causes a variation in electrical conductance.
“A user that may be nervous or engaging in speaking falsehoods may exhibit different galvanic skin response than a more confident, truth-telling individual,” the patent states.
reply to post by MichaelPMaccabee
Being able to tag and track animals with this could be exciting.
Actually that had no crossed my mind. You're right, that would be exceptionally better than just leaving tags attached to their bodies I would think.
I know a few people that will probably be lining up for theirs. Their freakin phones are practically attached to them at all time now.
Last time I was over at a friend’s place he spent most of the time texting and BS than anything else. I wound up leaving to go do things. The next day he called and asked why I left. I told him I was on a different phone plan.