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Some wearable technologies get a little closer to the skin, though
Electronic tattoos could revolutionize the way we interact with technology and other devices as they can be applied directly to the skin. While still in early development, they could be used in medical situations such as EEGs and EMGs.
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While some embed gadgets directly into the body
From wrist watches to eyeglasses and fitness bands, now teeth? One prototype tracker embeds on a molar tooth to detect oral activities, and can relay back health-based information. Over time, as electronics become more connected with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, it's hoped that they can transmit data locally to smartphones and tablets.
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A boom in 3D printed gadgetry…
3D printed technology remains at an infant state, but it is quickly taking off in niche circles. In many cases, these exoskeleton devices could be used to build up muscle strength, or revolutionizing the way we communicate with others — even if it is by holding your hand to your ear as though it's a phone.
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