Neural Chromatography:  BioDye Tattoos

Neural Chromatography: BioDye Tattoos


They say change does not happen overnight, but this revolution happened in a heartbeat. It started with the development of neural chromatography in 2017 from a lab at MIT. These bio dyes measure the body chemistry of the skin’s interstitial fluids for hormones, salts,
and other dissolved materials. Pioneering with glucose monitoring for people with diabetes. In real-time based on the color scale, low sugar levels could be seen with light blue, while purple reflected high glucose levels. Other biomarkers had different color scales. These dyes are used as ink incorporated into tattoos. Like all tattoos the ink is injected into the dermis tissue layer. The ink has receptors attached to detect
the biomarker, like glucose. If no glucose attaches the color changes to light blue indicating this low level. As the body releases glucose from storage, the color changes to light purple. Monitoring one’s body in real-time enables high performance, mentally pushing technology and
physically breaking barriers. People can choose which indicators to use for a tattoo. Athletes monitor their condition while working out, knowing when it is beneficial to push harder, run faster, and perform stronger. They are in control of their body. Self-aware. Pushing hard until there is no benefit to push anymore. Then they take a break. Have some water. Slow their breathing. Enjoy their surroundings. Relax. Be calm. Be still. And be fully ready to continue on their way.