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NanoTat Maps Emotions

Techtat Can Map Emotions and Monitor Muscle Activity


Credit: American Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU)

ScienceDaily.com reports on how a temporary electronic tattoo “developed by Tel Aviv University researchers can measure the activity of muscle and nerve cells.”

[Watch: Nanotech ‘tattoos’ track your facial expressions]

Observers suggest that the nanotechnology could transform “medicine, rehabilitation, and even business and marketing research.”

Science Daily says that the “tattoo consists of a carbon electrode, an adhesive surface that attaches to the skin, and a nanotechnology-based conductive polymer coating that enhances the electrode’s performance. It records a strong, steady signal for hours on end without irritating the skin.”

The nanotat was developed in the Tel Aviv University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Journal Reference:

  1. Lilach Bareket, Lilah Inzelberg, David Rand, Moshe David-Pur, David Rabinovich, Barak Brandes, Yael Hanein. Temporary-tattoo for long-term high fidelity biopotential recordings. Scientific Reports, 2016; 6: 25727 DOI: 10.1038/srep25727

Tags: nanotechnology, biotechnology, bioengineering

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