Checking for insulin level maybe has become a part of everyday life for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
It also can be seriously stressful. But, what if there was a way to keep track all of your health problems without the use of expensive devices and testing strips? Here is the good news! Researchers at Harvard and MIT have come up with a monitoring system that mimics body art. These color-changing tattoos can monitor not only diabetes but other conditions as well.
Researchers have developed a biosensing tattoo using DermalAbyss ink with the combined efforts of the two universities. This tattoo can changes color in response to things like blood sugar levels.
DermalAbyss ink is also able to keep track of pH levels, as well as sodium and glucose in your bloodstream.
If there is too much glucose in your system the tattoo will turning brown, while too much sodium will turn the tattoo into green color.
And your tattoo will change to shades of purple or maybe pink if you’re experiencing a change in your body’s pH levels.
Because the ink is so sensitive, it can also monitor your interstitial fluids down to the lining of the cells.
while the ink has already been tested on pig skin, human trials are pending because of certain reasons.
Check out the video below to learn more about this bizarre technique.
The cool thing is that researchers are confident that if it makes it through human trials, people will be able to get any designs they want, just as with regular tattoos. Share this if you think it’s fascinating!