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Since Dr. Rogers invented the Biostamp to great fanfare in 2011, it has been used all over the body to measure heartbeat, temperature and other vital signs. They have been adapted by Reebok to monitor the force of impacts in sport, by L’Oreal to track skin hydration, and the US military to monitor the condition of soldiers.

Source: CNN Tech

Date: May 15th, 2015

Link: http://us.cnn.com/2015/05/15/tech/electronic-skin/index.html

 

Discussion

1) Think of a business application that you could sell the Biostamp for. What would your value proposition be?

2) What issues surrounding privacy and ethics might arise from this type of device?

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