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Your next tattoo could have circuits and batteries

Your next tattoo could have circuits and batteries
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If you worry about your digital devices being hacked, you may soon have another thing to worry about. Specifically, your tattoo.

If wearable tech that's painted on you like a removable tattoo becomes widely accepted, it may vulnerable to hackers. These devices are comparable to a fitness tracker you wear on your wrist, only it's stuck on your skin.

A company called Chaotic Moon is developing the Tech Tats technology. It could have numerous uses, and could take away the ick factor of swallowing a sensor or having a device implanted in your body.

Ideally, tech tattoos will be able to monitor your health, like your heart rate, body temperature, or detect if you're getting sick. They may also have everyday uses, like providing light when you're in a dark place, or give you easy access to your ATM without needing a card or a PIN.

Tech Tats work in conjunction with your smartphone. They transmit information using an Atmel micro-controller and an integrated Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) micro-controller.

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