Skin Temps


When checking for a fever, we innately feel someone’s forehead for heat. This is because the skin’s temp gives a great read on what’s going on with the rest of the body, saying “something very meaningful about your physiological status and health.” To measure that  – a research team at the University of Illinois has developed an electronic tattoo, which attaches to the skin and accurately reads changes in temp. The gold wire electronic stamp attaches to the skin with water, and has embedded sensors that watch how heat flows through the bloodstream.