Fitness bracelets and Apple Watches are passé. Tattoos that shine LED lights from implanted computer chips are the new thing, courtesy of biohackers.
Grindhouse Wetware, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based biohacking collective, has developed a skin implant that includes LED lights, according to Motherboard. The purpose of the Northstar implant is to emulate bioluminescence, a type of light that fireflies and certain jellyfish produce.
Shawn Sarver, who works on the development team, said the collective was contacted by people in the biohacking community who wanted to light up their tattoos.
Tim Cannon, the collective’s co-founder, has worn such an implant for two years and [...]