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This is Project Underskin, a concept by NewDealDesign.

It’s an implantable tattoo.

It can communication via NFC, and it can sense your gestures and location, too.

This means it can unlock your door securely.

Or it can glow when you touch hands with a lover.

Convenience and self-expression merge into a new form of “wearable”–that NDD believes they can produce within 5 years.

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This is Project Underskin, a concept by NewDealDesign.

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FROM THE DESIGNERS OF FITBIT, A DIGITAL TATTOO IMPLANTED UNDER YOUR SKIN

FOR CO.DESIGN’S WEARABLES WEEK, NEWDEALDESIGN CREATED A CONCEPT FOR A DIGITAL TATTOO. BUT THEY THINK THEY CAN ACTUALLY BUILD THE THING.

From the Jawbone Up to the Apple Watch, wrist-based designs have become the de facto form factor for wearable technology. But we’re already wrist-banded out. So what’s next?

We asked NewDealDesign, the design consultancy behind projects like the Fitbit line of activity trackers, and Google’s modular Project Ara smartphone, what things might look like when technology and fashion reach beyond the wrist. In response, they created Project Underskin. It’s a concept for a smart digital tattoo which would be implanted in your hand and interact with everything you touch. It can unlock your front door, trade data with a handshake, or even tell you if you have low blood sugar.

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