Motorola shows off some crazy prototype wearables: an electronic tattoo and “authentication token” pill

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At the D11 conference today, Regina Dugan, SVP for advanced technology and projects at Motorola, showed off some advanced projects. The first was a prototype electronic tattoo on her arm from MC10, about which she quipped
“teenagers might not want to wear a watch, but you can be sure they’ll wear a tattoo just to piss of their parents.”

The second technology was even wilder: a pill from Proteus Digital Health that you can swallow and
which is then powered by the acid in your stomach. Once ingested, it creates an 18-bit signal in your body — and thereby makes your entire person an “authentication token.” Dugan called it “vitamin
authentication.” Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside, who earlier confirmed the Moto X phone, added that the Proteus pill was approved by the FDA.

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