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Comments on MC10 Electronics Skin Stickers
'Every diaper... a fine copper wire…' - David H. Keller, 1928. (Read the complete story)

"Another way to look at this story is in terms of skin wearables; here are some references for that idea.

The idea of an electronic tattoo or skin-sticker electronics device has been around for a while in science fiction. Consider the hand writer from John Varley's 1984 novel Steel Beach. I'd also mention Jack Vance's spray-on conductive film from his 1979 story The Face as an enabling technology idea.

And don't forget about the palm flower from the 1967 novel Logan's Run.

Another early wearable is the emotional register from Brian Aldiss' 1961 novel The Primal Urge. It describes the device as a small metal disk implanted in the forehead, which glows pink when the wearer is feeling sexual attraction.

All, in fact, he told himself, sighing, alarmingly ordinary. "Oh ye of the average everything," he addressed himself, improvising, as he frequently did, a rhymed oration, "Oh, ye of the average height, overtaken by taller folk, undertaken by smaller folk… an average fate one might certainly call a joke."

One feature only was definitely not, as yet all events, ordinary: the shining circle. Three and a half centimetres in diameter, permanently fixed in the centre of his forehead. Made of a metal resembling stainless steel, its surface was slightly convex, so that it gave a vague and distorted image of the world before it.
(Read more about Brian Aldiss' emotion register (ER))

And I almost forgot the subdermal microchannels from Paul Di Filippo's 1985 story Stone Lives.

"
(Bill Christensen 3/4/2015 10:59:27 AM)

"Here's another look at the skin sensor from MC10.


(MC10 skin wearable sensor)

"
(Bill Christensen 3/4/2015 11:04:57 AM)

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