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How Biostamps Can Replace Clunky Biomedical Sensors 43

An anonymous reader writes: The biostamp--a type of temporary tattoo that feels like skin, yet is laden with electronics--is just about ready for prime time. The technology has entered clinical trials for medical use, and consumer versions, costing just tens of cents, are coming soon. A visit to the University of Illinois researchers developing the technology reveals details about how biostamps work and how they are manufactured. A year from now, don't be surprised if you're wearing one--or two, or three--yourself.
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How Biostamps Can Replace Clunky Biomedical Sensors

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    Something Streisand


  • until the ACA mandates everyone has one of these
  • Sharing is caring (Score:4, Insightful)

    by penguinoid ( 724646 ) on Monday June 01, 2015 @10:57PM (#49819817) Homepage Journal

    Will it automatically tweet all my health information, or does it only go to my health insurance company?

    • Anyone with an NFC will be able to monitor your vitals. Think of the advertising and sales possibilities! Does a certain musical passage raise or lower your BP or pulse rate? Does a certain image or video produce fear or give you a woodie? Now everyone will know and will be able to use that for advertising targeted to your autonomic responses. Resistance is futile.
      • Companies like CNN already mine your health status by studying what types of links you click on regularly -- news stories about new heart drugs, or cancer, or this helps with urinary tract infections or dialysis patients.

        Doesn't even matter you are just an IP address -- they're selling ads to companies to direct at "someone".

        • This is why I advise a privacy policy of clicking on every link you see! Let 'em mine that!
          Plays havoc with a goal of "keep machine free of malware", of course, but, hey, that's the price of privacy these days, right? :-)

  • Need an STD biostamp, something that, when you see it, you know the person is safe.

  • 66.6 cents

  • I don't know of any futuristic (or past) story where being stamped is a good thing. Common property that is stamped: Slaves Livestock Office furniture Consumer goods I'm none of these.

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.