Electronic Skin Tattoo with RFID Technology to Facilitate Monitoring


This device contains a RFID chip and will be able to transfer information wirelessly to various networks. To get people interested and excited by the electronic skin tattoo, news articles describe its usefulness in health monitoring and…um…video games. What is however not advertised is how easily this device could be used to track, spy and monitor people.

Electronic skin tattoo has medical, gaming, spy uses

A hair-thin electronic patch that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo could transform medical sensing, computer gamingand even spy operations, according to a US study published Thursday.

The micro-electronics technology, called an epidermal electronic system (EES), was developed by an international team of researchers from the United States, China and Singapore, and is described in the journal Science.

“It’s a technology that blurs the distinction between electronics and biology,” said co-author John Rogers, a professor in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“Our goal was to develop an electronic technology that could integrate with the skin in a way that is mechanically and physiologically invisible to the user.”

The patch could be used instead of bulky electrodes to monitor brain, heart and muscle tissue activity and when placed on the throat it allowed users to operate a voice-activated video game with better than 90 percent accuracy.

“This type of device might provide utility for those who suffer from certain diseases of the larynx,” said Rogers. “It could also form the basis of a sub-vocal communication capability, suitable for covert or other uses.”

The wireless device is nearly weightless and requires so little power it can fuel itself with miniature solar collectors or by picking up stray or transmitted electromagnetic radiation, the study said.

Less than 50-microns thick — slightly thinner than a human hair — the devices are able to adhere to the skin without glue or sticky material.

“Forces called van der Waals interactions dominate the adhesion at the molecular level, so the electronic tattoos adhere to the skin without any glues and stay in place for hours,” said the study.

Northwestern University engineer Yonggang Huang said the patch was “as soft as the human skin.”

Rogers and Huang have been working together on the technology for the past six years. They have already designed flexible electronics for hemispherical camera sensors and are now focused on adding battery power and other energy options.

The devices might find future uses in patients with sleep apnea, babies who need neonatal care and for making electronic bandages to help skin heal from wounds and burns.

– AFP, Electronic skin tattoo has medical, gaming, spy uses




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Mr. Dodger
3 years 1 month ago

Revelation 13:17-18 (English Standard Version) Only The Truth Open UR Eyes Sheeple!!!

17 so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666

4 years 8 months ago

The mark of the beast is more then a mark it's also those who worship the anti-christ.So for one to have the Mark of the Beast one must by their own will worship the beats and take the mark.

Anyone who does this will therefore be beyond the chance of being redeemed … Lost without hope .

Stephen King
5 years 1 month ago

revelation ch 13 v 16 to 18 and he forces all to recieve a mark on their arm or forehead and that no one can buy nor sell lest they have the mark

5 years 1 month ago

When I saw this all I could think was the "Mark of the Beast."

5 years 1 month ago

does this remind anyone else of bible prophesy?

Luis Morales
2 years 4 months ago
i think this is one of the greatest ideas think about it makes life a lot easier to access your house, phone, car, your credit cards, to clocking in or just use the traditional way with the job, as long as it can stay for personal this would be the best so we would first have to ban the government for regulating or even having a word on it, because thats when corruption comes i thought about the implant but what if they decide to use their evil you're going to have to cut your self and with the tattoo… Read more »
3 years 1 month ago

why do these scientist have brains if their too scared to use them???

3 years 6 months ago

This is amazing. As any true technological advancement takes form, the religious are always the first to deem it satanic/evil/witchcraft. All of the people claiming this to be terrible: I challenge you to come up with one way in which this technology can be used for directly malicious purposes. I'm sure you are all aware of the very limited range that RFID chips have…..oh…you probably aren't since you are claiming ridiculous things.

3 months 11 hours ago

Are the RFID chip and the mark of the beast (Rev 13) the same, if so, when your life is over you can never go to heaven when you die. It does not matter what life you have lived, born again Christian, very religious, or just living an ordinary life, the RFID chip will cost you your eternal life, The Bible says so.Join the discussion

3 years 6 months ago

Also. This is not permanent. It's like a temporary tattoo. Did any of you fear mongering drones even read this?

4 years 8 months ago

Sorry typos on beast 🙂

4 years 8 months ago

Correct one must also worship the beast … Typo 🙂

Vanessa W
5 years 22 days ago

mark of the beast much? haha

Homeschool Mom
5 years 1 month ago

Concerning the 666 issue…has anyone heard Walid Shoebat's thoughts? He claims that the 3 Greek letters that make up the "666" are also Arabic words. In short, he claims when they are read together they say a "badge of servitude (which in Muslim countries the soldiers wear on the right arm and forehead) with the words In the Name of Allah". Maybe another guess to consider? Here is a link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtquNNEO7Fw

5 years 1 month ago

People, you are all so naive. The very money that you use on a daily basis has the all-seeing eye on it. If it is associated with satan as most of you believe, then you have already accepted satan. Not to mention everything else that you use.

Stephen King
5 years 1 month ago

Yes we all live and operate in satans system but it is when we have to make the decision to accept the mark in order to continue to operate within his system, this would be the life and death decision we will have to make

5 years 1 month ago
Nice Guys
5 years 1 month ago
yeah it's probably not the exact mark but the technology probably already exists that will be used…i believe they are years ahead of this tech they are telling us about…years but they don't want to shake people awake…just break it to them slowly, get people used to the idea…what a wicked world we live in….the heart of man is so dark..so dark…I love seeing all these comments about people placing their hope in Christ and pray you all have a personal relationship with the one who is called faithful and true. We all really need to be praying for those… Read more »
5 years 1 month ago
Very informative article, VC! I appreciate that because I have been hearing a lot about this so called RFID chip. I know a lot of people are afraid and are fearful and saying that this "technological advance", among other things, is making them afraid but I just want to say that there's nothing in this world to be fearful of. If you belong to Jesus Christ, and He is your Lord and Savior, then there is nothing to be fearful of. The truth of the Lord God Jehovah – His Word – tells us in the book of 2Timothy Chapter… Read more »
Nathan H
5 years 1 month ago
NO, this is not the mark of the beast. How could this possibly be the mark of the beast? I have to make a conscientious decision to recieve the mark. If someone knocked me out or hand cuffed me and stamped , injected, grafted, molded, etc. me with an RFID chip then how is that my own conscience making the decision. It is all about WHO you worship, a CHIP may be involved in tracking an individual and whatever else, but it cannot be the mark. The true sign of God's people are those who "…keep the commandments of God… Read more »
5 years 1 month ago

everybody does need to wake up when they see this…dont take the mark of the beast

Spoiler Alert
5 years 1 month ago

Whats the difference between this and a Social Security #. SS# is given at birth in the US. So technically we have all accepted the mark. I'm sure some of the commentators on here have the following; cars, cell phones, health insurance, rents or owns property and job or business. Most of the things mentioned are hard to achieve with out an SS# or Tax ID. I'm not trying to be an a$$, but any form of ID in modern society falls under the mark of the beast scenario.

3 years 6 months ago

The Social Security number is given to us before we can protest or resist. It isn't voluntary.

5 years 1 month ago
I believe Satan will manipulate this into a visible mark. He is in absolute rebellion to God and his whole MO is rebel and foster rebels-he lies, steals, kills, destroys. I think he'll want it visible as a mark of identification with him & public worship–for really only one ultimate purpose–to defy God. He is gone after us because God loves us and created us to worship and walk with Him (God). Satan's revenge against God is to subvert our worship and relationship with God. I might be wrong, but I don't think the devil actually cares about our worship… Read more »
5 years 1 month ago

i mean if the devil was a smart as he thinks he is wouldnt it be more plausible to try and go off scripture a little.. i mean throw a curveball and do something NOT fortold in the bible. i mean if he wants to deceive you could at least try a little harder. but sadly enough people still fall for the same old tricks…

5 years 1 month ago


History is cyclical, and when it comes to Biblical prophecies, often there are several events which will fit, meaning that a prophecy may have been fulfilled partially but has yet to be fulfilled completely. For example, the prophecies about the fate of Jerusalem have been partially fulfilled, but we have yet to see Jerusalem destroyed for good.

5 years 1 month ago
This is scary and awful, and the mark of the beast immediately sprang to mind. But there is something else that really bothers me. I can't get over the number of people here who are hating on Catholics. I wish those of you who have so much hatred for the Church would actually take the time to go to a mass, talk to a priest, and read some legitimate Catholic literature. I think you would find that the Catholic Church's values align VERY closely with yours. You've got it all wrong if you think the Church is in league with… Read more »
5 years 1 month ago
It's not the Catholics I hate. It's the system. The beast is the form of government, a nation. NOT the people who make it up. Germany killed jews, but does that make all germans bad? America owned slaves, so does that mean all americans are bad? No. Same with the Catholic church. Just because the Vatican is the Beast, doesn't mean that the people are bad. I know I am guilty of using the term catholic church and vatican interchangeably, but please know that I'm referring to the system. Daniel says the beast will think to change times and laws.… Read more »
5 years 1 month ago


The pirate tattoo was not casually chosen…

Mus Simius Lacerta
5 years 1 month ago

I posted this link in an earlier article's comment section, but this time its on topic and maybe a lot of you havent seen it:


Microchips for children, making it a lot more easy for high-tech pedophiles to track down and kidnap kids. Err…. I mean its for their safety…

5 years 1 month ago