I’ve been tracking creative applications of tattoos as part of a short series of blogposts over at the UM Risk Science Center blog (see Frightful or Functional for more info). This particular use is so incredibly relevant to primary care I thought folks here might want to hear about it.
Heather Clark at Northeastern University has come up with a way to use nanotechnology tattoos to monitor blood glucose levels. Yes, really. With an iPhone. It gets even better. The concept is extensible, and the next version her team is working on will track sodium levels. Pretty darned interesting! What would you want to track if you could just embed the tracking in your skin?