Coming soon? "Active Skin" Drug Monitoring
Ian Pearson, futurologist for
BTexact, says that recent developments in polymer displays and electronics
mean that within 7 years it may be possible to put electronics onto and into
Semiconductor circuits can
already be printed using inkjet printers, so it could be feasible in the
future to have circuits painlessly printed onto hands or arms.
"Active skin technology could
be used by the medical profession to monitor our blood chemistry 24/7 and
enable hospitals to check up on patients via computers or mobiles. These
computers could also remotely control drug dispensers. It might even be
possible to print special membranes with pores that can be electronically
opened and closed and thereby dispense accurate dosages."
Read more about
at the BTexact site.