Motorola: Forget the smartwatch, we're making the smart tattoo!
Apple might be onto something with the smartwatch, but it’s not quite as extreme as what Motorola has in store for the future: smart tattoos. If you fancy getting digitally inked, literally, your new smart tattoo could act as your personal password instead of typing one in or swiping a pattern on a lockscreen. Would you get some digital ink?
Speaking at All Things Digital’s D11 conference in California, Motorola’s Regina Dugan, who leads advanced research for Google’s mobile hardware division, detailed how we might not need to type any passwords in the future.
The electronic tattoo would be placed on your wrist and contains an embedded antenna and sensors which then talk to your phone. Motorola already has plans to work with MC10, the company behind the smart tattoo, to adapt it to work with future Motorola phones. Dugan didn’t just have tattoos to talk about, as she also revealed plans for a daily vitamin authentication pill which turns your whole body into one, big walking password.
Motorola’s head Dennis Woodside had a few things to talk about too, including the company’s much rumoured next-gen Moto X phone, confirming the name, an autumn release date and that it’ll be built on American soil in Texas. It’s set to have advanced sensors and will be aware of what’s going on around it.
Do you fancy getting some digital ink to log in to your phone, or would you rather take a daily authentication pill? Let us know what you think in the comments below.