The Future Of Wearables Is ‘Biowearables’

Creative tech studio, Chaotic Moon, has debuted their latest innovation in wearable technology and it lives on the human body – an almost frightening insight into the future of trackers.

Tech Tats, a high-tech tattoo, has the capability to collect, store, send and receive data much like a Fitbit or an Apple Watch. But instead it uses skin-mounted components and conductive paint to create a circuitry that lives on the human body.

Speaking to TechCrunch, CEO Ben Lamm said: “The future of wearables is biowearables” adding “this is not something that can be easily removed like a Fitbit. It can be underneath a flack jacket, directly on the skin to be collecting this data and being reported back.”

The team behind the temporary tattoos believe tech tats could be the solution for users wanting to eliminate bulky, high-priced devices that interfere with their daily lives. Offering total integration, the tattoos could have the potential to track health data to an app on the user’s phone as well as store private information, such as bank details to be used for payments.

As of yet the tattoos are not available on the market. However, the emergence of prototypes utilising biotechnology, such as MIT’s Tangible Media Group’s ‘Bio-skin’ sportswear, points to the role that living systems and organisms could play in the future of product development within the wellness industry.