Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Hi-tech tattoo that can track your emotions
While face tattoos are generally frowned upon, a new temporary stick on version could help reveal what people are really thinking.
The 'electronic tattoo' developed by Tel Aviv University can measure the activity of muscle and nerve cells.
The team behind it says it could be used in medicine, rehabilitation, and even business and marketing research.
Developed by Tel Aviv University, it can measure the activity of muscle and nerve cells. It could be used in medicine, rehabilitation, and even business and marketing research.
The electrode, developed by Professor Yael Hanein, head of TAU's Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, may improve the therapeutic restoration of damaged nerves and tissue - and may even lead to new insights into our emotional life.
It 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.
One major application of the new electrode is the mapping of emotion by monitoring facial expressions through electric signals received from facial muscles.
'The ability to identify and map people's emotions has many potential uses,' said Professor Hanein.
'Advertisers, pollsters, media professionals, and others — all want to test people's reactions to various products and situations.
'Today, with no accurate scientific tools available, they rely mostly on inevitably subjective questionnaires.'
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