Smart tattoo ink is next step in wearable safety technology

Tattoos could be used as medical condition monitors and the future of wearable safety technology.

Researchers at Harvard and MIT have invented smart tattoo ink that can be used to monitor health changes. Some of the applications include monitoring blood sugar levels and dehydration.

This is a game changer in wearable safety technology because smart tattoos rely upon biosensitive ink and seamlessly integrate with the body. Battery life and wireless connectivity are no longer issues.

Ink can be invisible and only readable under certain kinds of light. This could work in conjunction with a smartphone and eliminate privacy concerns.

Applications for wearable safety technology are broad. We are encouraged by this news and hope smart tattoo ink develops beyond the research stage.

Many of our workers’ compensation clients suffer from medical conditions that could have been prevented. Smart tattoos could give advanced notice and help prevent workplace injury.

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (844) 201-9497 for a free consultation today.

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