Perfect Life
Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, biomarker, body, Concept Study, dashboard, Design, Design for Debate, Future, Healthcare, human enhancement, human-machine-interaction, implantable disply, Implantable Electronics, interaction design, Medical Design, Product Design, Strategy, Technology Review, Ten emerging technologies 2010, TR10

Production Date
2011

Links
Technology Review TR10 : Implantable Electronics
Video by Technology Review about Implantable Electronics
Article by Tufts University about medical uses of silk


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Concept studies in the “Design for Debate” tradition discussing possible advancements of real time body monitoring technologies. Medical advancements and technologies may have extended our life spans and kept us from harm, but do they really have increased our quality of life? Or is it just like never ending real time Super-Mario-Land where you like to collect as many green health coins as possible? In the past medical electronic devices enhanced our health from outside the body, nowadays these devices like pacemakers conquered our natural border, the skin, and invaded inside the body. The question is, if we can still talk about a human-machine-interaction or if it wouldn’t be more honest to speak of a machine-machine-interaction?

Concept One – Body Dashboard



If your body was a machine, wouldn’t you like to control if it was working well to keep it perfectly running?
Today and even more in the near future it is just all about staying as healthy, fit and sportive as possible. Like giving our car the best oil and petrol, we try to feed our body with the best food and dietary supplements we have and even though we might not feel sick, we like to have our body engine being checked-up every year by a doctor. Just for the good feeling knowing that everything was right and you gave your body the best care possible. When everybody can get old, we want to stay young as long as possible. Technology Review called one of the “Ten emerging technologies 2010”: Implantable electronics
Embedded into silicone and silk modern LED’s or other optical electronic devices could be implanted under the skin in the near future. Incorporated enzymes or antibodies would allow the devices to detect biomarkers in the blood and display their concentration on the implanted display. If you combine this technology with genetic research everyone could have his/her personal emergency dashboard implanted. Personalized biomarker-detectors would spot signs of diseases of one’s own personal risk group before they even already broke out. A vital sign monitor would give one a visual feedback of the body’s internal operations and picture for example progress after a surgery or how one’s own health status develops. In case of an emergency medical staff would not need a time-consuming anamnesis but could check instantly what was wrong with the patient. Parents would not have to guess if their baby was crying just for fun or because of a serious colic, they can just check the baby’s inner operations transmitted to an external monitor. Combined with an implanted drug or vitamin pump, needed nutrients could be added instantly.
 Just like you control your car by your dashboard, you could control your own most precious machine by a glimpse at your forearm.

Concept Two – “Super Healthy Mario Land
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Collecting as many health coins as possible. If it was possible to control and display your own health status on your forearm, wouldn’t you be interested to push this real time tattoo to its best? Everything we do, eat, drink or even breathe has an impact on our body. Implanted biomarker detectors could display one’s personal health status on our forearm in real time. If you connected a micro chipped sensor to the display, this sensor could correspond with electronic food labels. You would be able to check the food’s possible impact on your body before even eating it. “Good” food causes a warm vibration on your forearm whereas a soft electric shock likes to save yourself from your possible wrong decision having “bad” food. Flirting, partner selection and reproduction may be taken to a whole new level if you can check somebody’s health status before you get intimate. By the end of the year the government could analyze its residents’ statuses and the person, who worked best for its health and did not produce costs for the society could be rewarded. Who needs Olympics if you could take part in a worldwide real time health game that just wants the best for you?

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Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, biomarker, body, Concept Study, dashboard, Design, Design for Debate, Future, Healthcare, human enhancement, human-machine-interaction, implantable disply, Implantable Electronics, interaction design, Medical Design, Product Design, Strategy, Technology Review, Ten emerging technologies 2010, TR10

Body Dashboard I implant


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, biomarker, body, Concept Study, dashboard, Design, Design for Debate, Future, Healthcare, human enhancement, human-machine-interaction, implantable disply, Implantable Electronics, interaction design, Medical Design, Product Design, Strategy, Technology Review, Ten emerging technologies 2010, TR10

Body Dashboard I Vital check


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, biomarker, body, Concept Study, dashboard, Design, Design for Debate, Future, Healthcare, human enhancement, human-machine-interaction, implantable disply, Implantable Electronics, interaction design, Medical Design, Product Design, Strategy, Technology Review, Ten emerging technologies 2010, TR10

Body Dashboard I Warning lights


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, biomarker, body, Concept Study, dashboard, Design, Design for Debate, Future, Healthcare, human enhancement, human-machine-interaction, implantable disply, Implantable Electronics, interaction design, Medical Design, Product Design, Strategy, Technology Review, Ten emerging technologies 2010, TR10

Body Dashboard I Check up


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, biomarker, body, Concept Study, dashboard, Design, Design for Debate, Future, Healthcare, human enhancement, human-machine-interaction, implantable disply, Implantable Electronics, interaction design, Medical Design, Product Design, Strategy, Technology Review, Ten emerging technologies 2010, TR10

Body Dashboard I Surveillance


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, biomarker, body, Concept Study, dashboard, Design, Design for Debate, Future, Healthcare, human enhancement, human-machine-interaction, implantable disply, Implantable Electronics, interaction design, Medical Design, Product Design, Strategy, Technology Review, Ten emerging technologies 2010, TR10

“Super Healthy Mario Land
” I Earning Credits


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, biomarker, body, Concept Study, dashboard, Design, Design for Debate, Future, Healthcare, human enhancement, human-machine-interaction, implantable disply, Implantable Electronics, interaction design, Medical Design, Product Design, Strategy, Technology Review, Ten emerging technologies 2010, TR10

“Super Healthy Mario Land
” I Earning Credits


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, biomarker, body, Concept Study, dashboard, Design, Design for Debate, Future, Healthcare, human enhancement, human-machine-interaction, implantable disply, Implantable Electronics, interaction design, Medical Design, Product Design, Strategy, Technology Review, Ten emerging technologies 2010, TR10

“Super Healthy Mario Land
” I Individual health as contribution to society


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, biomarker, body, Concept Study, dashboard, Design, Design for Debate, Future, Healthcare, human enhancement, human-machine-interaction, implantable disply, Implantable Electronics, interaction design, Medical Design, Product Design, Strategy, Technology Review, Ten emerging technologies 2010, TR10

“Super Healthy Mario Land
” I Earning Credits


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, biomarker, body, Concept Study, dashboard, Design, Design for Debate, Future, Healthcare, human enhancement, human-machine-interaction, implantable disply, Implantable Electronics, interaction design, Medical Design, Product Design, Strategy, Technology Review, Ten emerging technologies 2010, TR10

“Super Healthy Mario Land
” I Loosing Credits


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