This page lists my long-term initiative
The Future Under Our Skin
For the most recent developments, please check Future Under Our Skin (FUOS23).
Our skin can give information about our health, mood, and surroundings. Medical and recreational tattoos have decorated humans for centuries. But we can inject other materials besides ink, such as sensing devices, nano- or bio-responsive materials. With the increased percentage of the tattooed population in recent years, new health challenges have emerged; but is also a unique possibility to “read from our own skin”, beyond an artistic design.
With funding from the NWA, MESA+, and TechMed, I kickstarted a meeting with invited scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, dermatologists, cosmetic permanent make-up technicians, tattoo artists, philosophers, and other experts. They also shared with us their vision on the current and future role that our skin has for improving the quality of life in an event open to the general public.
Here you can find some more pictures of the first event on April 18th, 2019.