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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by heavyLox, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 2, 2002 Messages: 7,196 Likes Received: 17

    <span style='font-family:century gothic'>
    Tattoos may be expressive but they aren't all that
    versatile. Daigle and Campbell's Dynamic Tattoo
    System uses "digital ink" microcapsule sphere
    display technology to create images on the surface
    of the skin. A thin sensor transponder bonded to
    your skin detects bioelectrical signals and
    customizes your tattoo accordingly. Synch a PDA to
    it and the transponder can display calendar
    reminders and phone numbers. When you aren't
    using it, it morphs into your choice of animated
    body art. </span>

    Courtesy ID-One Design
  2. RATT

    RATT Member

    Joined: Feb 23, 2003 Messages: 538 Likes Received: 4
    Ha ha ha, thats sick. Well, kind of scary actually.
  3. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    mood rings taken way too far
  4. square

    square Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 27, 2003 Messages: 132 Likes Received: 0
    for the bargain basement price of......what? more than any of us could ever afford, i assume...
  5. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    so i can change that swatztika to a daisy
  6. DETO

    DETO Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 25, 2002 Messages: 11,350 Likes Received: 154
    :huh2: okay.
  7. kemekill

    kemekill Member

    Joined: Feb 6, 2003 Messages: 419 Likes Received: 0
  8. NoEZ

    NoEZ New Jack

    Joined: Dec 25, 2001 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    I don't believe a word of it.
  9. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    ^^^neither do I

    to be honest I think a mood tattoo si kinda retarded to begin with.

    Zack Morris
  10. ment2

    ment2 New Jack

    Joined: Apr 16, 2002 Messages: 11 Likes Received: 0
    so basically its not a tattoo at all, but a moronic projectiong of your business onto your face.
  11. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    plus having a rain cloud on your face because your sad is..well...yeah.

    Zack Morris
  12. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    Digital tattoos
    A wireless personal area network server and sensor network facilitate the display of emotional information on a user's skin through use of digital tattoos.

    Knowing the emotional state of others is an important social skill. Some individuals excel at the subtle art of reading expression in the face and body. But to others less skilled, or individuals with Asperger Syndrome (high functioning autism), the signs are completely unreadable without a context. Yet context isn't always meaningful. Imagine you are studying algebra in the library and before long your mind wanders. Think of a sad memory and tears may may well up. Recalling a romantic evening may make your cheeks flush. Onlookers may be confounded as to how algebra can elicit such emotion!

    Semiotic body decorations such as tattoos are expressive but are permanent. How much more spontaneous and timely it would be to display transient tattoos to more clearly promulgate both recalled emotional events or current emotional states to others ... perhaps even datamine the record and display to yourself the date or place when you last felt that way.

    Like earlier work on changeable tattoos1, digital tattoos employ the microcapsule sphere display technologies of digital ink, examples of which include eInk2 and Gyricon Media3. However, rather than painfully implant or inject the ink below the epidermis it is instead applied to the skin surface in three successive applications of a breathable cyanoacrylate film matrix similar to Liquid BandageĀ®4. First a matrix with conductive microrods is applied. A powered pad that aligns the microrods with an EM field is placed over the skin for a minute until the matrix is dry. This is followed by applying a layer of digital ink matrix followed by another layer of conductive matrix aligned orthogonal to the first. When suspended between electrically charged grids the ink spheres will display as either white, black or gray. Digital ink uses very low power and displays an image even when the power is turned off. Each sphere is about the diameter of a human hair and contains positively charged white particles and negatively charged black particles suspended in a clear fluid.

    Digital tattoos are the display component of a system also consisting of up to three sensor-transponders detecting EEG and EMG bioelectrical signals and a small, low-power wireless personal area network (WPAN) server5. The sensor is attached to the skin with a medical dry electrode employing fuzzy logic6 to interpret neural signatures related to emotional states. The signature data is sent to and stored in the WPAN server which in turn sends data to the digital tattoos. The WPAN server synchronizes with a PDA allowing for uploading of new calendar data, display drivers and display imagery selectable through the WPAN's "flex interface"7.

    1. USPO 6,192,890 Levy, et al
    2. http://www.eink.com
    3. http://www.gyriconmedia.com
    4. http://www.bandaid.com/liquid_bandage.shtml
    5. http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/15/
    6. Lusted, H.S. and Knapp, R.B. Controlling computers with neural signals. Scientific American, vol. 275, no. 4 (Oct.), pp. 82-87, 1996.
    7. http://www.csl.sony.co.jp/IL/members/schwe...ig/subcontents/


    core77 design challenge:

    Design a device to assist and exploit novel opportunities for memory storage, feedback and sharing."

  13. ment2

    ment2 New Jack

    Joined: Apr 16, 2002 Messages: 11 Likes Received: 0
    that's such a bad idea i can't believe it. you would have to be such an idiot to have one of those. basically its a brain control chip? or its a thing like a hearing aid and is in no way really a tattoo... i cant tell
  14. MotherEffer

    MotherEffer Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 21, 2002 Messages: 208 Likes Received: 0
  15. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    i look kind of sad all the time :(