Scientists developed the unique technology of “living tattoo” from bacteria

Representatives of the research team at MIT announced that they had drafted the first ever scientific research interactive tattoo. A team of scientists, with bacteria modified by genetic method, used new 3D printing method that allows you to create responsive to different stimuli tattoos.


Electronic tattoos involve the use of so-called intelligent ink. In recent years, they, the scientists, show a tremendous capacity to change the shape and size of objects.

In addition, these technologies can be used in various portable devices on touch devices, or to replace the type of management of such devices.

While many of the “shock troops” of the engineering industry will not cease to experiment with different responsive materials, scientists from MIT have raised the question of whether such technologies to operate on the basis of living cells.