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'Tooth tattoo' could save your life

Posted on Saturday, 9 June, 2012 | Comment icon 9 comments


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A 'tooth tattoo' made from silk strands and gold wires could detect life-threatening illnesses.

The device is still in development but could one day become commonplace in monitoring patients for signs of bacteria and viruses through real-time updates. The 'tattoo' works by being stuck a tooth's enamel and detects problems via the patient's breath before transmitting the data to a nearby monitor.

At the moment the sensor is too large to fit on a human tooth and will require quite a bit of work to shrink down, researchers also hope to make it as resilient as possible so that it can withstand day-to-day activities such as eating and brushing.

"A 'tooth tattoo' made from silk strands and gold wires could be used to detect life-threatening illnesses, researchers have said."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by and then on 9 June, 2012, 11:53
It may sound silly but I wonder if this thing could receive RF signals and make a person hear strange noises?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Mikko-kun on 9 June, 2012, 12:00
That's a good use for gold. I wonder if they can make an earring version too some day.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Lady Kasey on 9 June, 2012, 13:00
Comment icon #4 Posted by BrianPotter on 9 June, 2012, 14:52
Guarantee David Beckham gets one...he has everything else tattooed
Comment icon #5 Posted by csspwns on 10 June, 2012, 2:41
wat do u mean by everything else...could it be so extreme tat even his "jewels" are tattoed? x)
Comment icon #6 Posted by King Fluffs on 10 June, 2012, 8:09
Could I have it shaped like an ODST emblem instead?
Comment icon #7 Posted by BrianPotter on 10 June, 2012, 8:32
wat do u mean by everything else...could it be so extreme tat even his "jewels" are tattoed? x) ..hey...you would have to ask his rake of a wife about that,,,
Comment icon #8 Posted by brizink on 13 June, 2012, 9:49
dumb
Comment icon #9 Posted by Vzy4kat63 on 17 June, 2012, 14:43
Quiet frankly, It's a nice idea but there are more important things to be spending money on then some device that can detect an infection.. Such as putting away money to cure all the diseases & fixing up homeless shelters. Or trashed neighborhoods.


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