The hi-tech tattoo that could replace ALL your passwords: Motorola reveals plans for ink and even pills to identify us. The Moto X is expected to launch later this year and will be 'more contextually aware than other phones'. The Biostamp electronic tattoo is made of silicon and contains an electrical circuit, antennae and sensors that bend and move with the wearer's body. Proteus Digital Health's 'vitamin authentication pill' is powered by acid in the wearer's stomach and creates an 18-bit signal picked up by mobile phone. Motorola is trialling the technologies as authentication alternatives to non-secure traditional passwords...
The mobile devices could then be used to confirm the owner's identity and log them in to accounts automatically.
This would prevent thieves and other people from being able to access a phone, or individual apps on the device, if it is stolen or lost.
Another idea presented during the keynote talk at the Wall Street Journal conference with head of Motorola Dennis Woodside and senior vice president for advanced technology and products, Regina Dugan, was a swallowable pill.
The Proteus Digital Health pill has already been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration and was given European regulatory approval in 2010.