Maggie: You voted and we are taking note! That is right, it is time again for the Next Big Thing!
Last week, we told you about the Henlight, a light for the chicken coop that helps chickens lay more eggs. But is it the next big thing? Fifty-six percent of you said, ‘Yes, I would hatch that plan!’ But forty-four percent of you said, ‘No, that idea is a rotten egg!’
Now, if you want the latest in wearable technology, forget about a watch and check out what some folks at the University of Illinois came up with.
It is called Smart skin, electronic components, like sensors, LEDs and wireless antennas, mounted on silicone that can stick to your skin and bend, wrinkle and stretch like a tattoo.
Among many other things, the Smart skin sensors can measure body heat, sweating and even blood circulation near the skin’s surface. The electronic skin has been tested for use in hospitals and can even be used to play video games. The tiny silicone device could one day be a part of all kinds of electronics.
So, what do you think? Is Smart skin the next big thing? Let us know and vote over at Channelone.com.