Regarded by many as an art, the market for tattoos has been growing and demand is increasing. But, beyond the traditional designs, illustrations and artwork, had recently unveiled a project of Microsoft Research and MIT Media Lab that will allow people to have temporary tattoos that can be used to control our smartphones.

This Temporary Tattoo Can Control Your Smartphone

What if I say you that soon you can control your Smartphone through a temporary tattoo, yes, many of you might be thinking what am I talking about. But it is true, after having shown one electronic tattoo that will not let you drink too much, now is the time to introduce the DuoSkin project.

According to the information that was disclosed that both MIT and the tech giant Microsoft are working on a project whose aim is to make use of tattoos and provide them with features to interact with devices, such as with our smartphone, computer, and smart devices. These temporary tattoos are composed of a thin gold sheet, and can be customized.


In terms of features, with this tattoo the user can simply control the sound of the device, become a touchpad, share information via NFC, etc.

The DuoSkin is a fabrication process that Enables anyone to create customized functional devices which can be attached directly to Their skin. Using gold metal leaf, the material which is used is very cheap in price, skin-friendly, and robust for everyday wear, as they created three types of on-skin interfaces: touch sensing input, displaying output, and wireless communication. DuoSkin draws from the aesthetics found in metallic jewelry-like temporary tattoos to create on-skin devices Which resemble jewelry.

DuoSkin devices enable users to control Their mobile devices, information display, and store information on Their skin while serving as a statement of personal style. We believe that in the future, on-skin electronics will no longer be black-boxed and mystified, instead, They will converge towards the user friendliness, extensibility, and aesthetics of body decorations, forming the DuoSkin integrated to the extent That It has seemingly disappeared.

According to Cindy Hsin Kao Liu, who is a member of the project, stated that such tattoos will create interfaces directly to the skin of people. The idea is that tattoos are stylish but also functional. For release dates and prices in the market, there is no information so far.