Conductive Bodypaint Skin Circuitry

Conductive bodypaint or ink that can safely be applied directly to the skin could get us much closer to all kinds of science-fictional devices.


(Conductive bodypaint)

The formulation is carbon based and water-soluble: skin-safe and non-invasive. It may be applied in a number of ways including brushing on, stamping or spraying and has future potential for use with conventional printing processes on the body.

For example, you could start with these non-conductive circuit tattoos and paint them over with conductive bodypaint, punching in the various components as piercings.


(Circuit tattoo)

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The conductive bodypaint idea was brought to fruition by Becky Pilditch, Matt Johnson, Isabel Lizardi and Bibi Nelson, from the Industrial Design Engineering department at the Royal Collage of Art. See it at the Flirting with the Future conference.

From Flirting with the Future via Next Nature.

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