Project Underskin

 

New Deal Design:

Project Underskin

A concept created for and then featured in a Fast Company article about the future of wearables, an implanted smart digital tattoo. It could unlocks your front door, trade data with a handshake, or even tell you if you have low blood sugar.

Design Team:

Jaeha Yoo

Val Tsang/Williams

Andrew Sawyer

Jon Patterson

Ben Wong

Patrick Drake

Location:

New Deal Design

Year:

2015

 
 
 
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How it would work

The wearable would wrap around the hand at the thumb. The location was chosen because of how personal a location it is while also being regularly visible when interacting with others. Powered by the body’s electro-chemical energy, Underskin would use NFC signal to engage with the world and express what is going on inside the body as a health barometer.

 

Example patterns that visualize the actions it can perform