Electronic tattoo will read emotions and detect muscle activity

Experts from Tel Aviv University, led by Professor Yael Khanein, have developed an adhesive electronic tattoo that records the activity of muscle cells. The invention will open up new possibilities in medical, rehabilitation and business research.

The device includes a carbon electrode and an adhesive surface based on a conductive polymer coating that improves the performance of the electrode. The electrode generates a steady signal throughout the day without irritating the skin.

With the help of electronic tattoos, physicians will be able to significantly increase the effectiveness of the therapeutic recovery of damaged nerves and tissues, as well as to study our emotional life deeper.

The work of the electrode is based on the matching of emotions by controlling facial expressions using electrical signals emanating from the muscles of the face. Professor Khanein assessed the results of his research:

“The ability to identify and correlate human emotions has many uses. The results of our research will certainly be of interest to representatives of the advertising business, sociologists, media workers, in short, everyone who is interested in people's reactions to various products and situations. "