Thermotropic/Augmented Facial Reactions
edited April 2016 in Coatings, transdermals, other implants
Wanted to branch off and explore something mentioned from Here. Thank you @MTS :D
Completely dreaming here, but it'd be cool to use something similar to this for bioluminescent communication in the future. Somewhere in the facial region. Sort of like an advanced "blushing".
Having some form of augmented facial reaction to express emotions, such as something that does indeed react to a blush, would be very neat. Blushing by itself is one of the most human expressions in the animal kingdom, if anything else does blush... I don't know about it off hand. I know there isn't much, if anything else does.
Bioluminescence via exposure to larger amounts of blood in capillaries, perhaps very subtle temperature changes below the skin? Something controlled passively that might produce just a SLIGHT extra effect to augment a blush reaction... Or maybe any other reaction that could be expressed via visual perception... If I recall seeing thermal scans, depression causes the entire body to become much colder... Maybe there could be a 'blush' reaction to depression?
Bouncing out ideas. I would love to see something like this. Ideas?
Blushing is so... Human. ^^
@tekniklr what about modifying a layer of the dermis to accomplish the same task? Like... I'm not saying tattoos, but some process to seed this material in our below the skin, or directly modifies the skin to produce something new or gain some auxiliary function?
Heat sensitive makeup sounds like a good place to start. Ofc, assuming that's toxic and would break down ... but assuming theoretically it wasn't, and it could be anchored in the skin a little more permanently... Would it work? :o
As in, to change color may require x thermal input... But are there chemicals that will simply revert immediately, a la super sensitive color changing hot wheel?
Still, too temporary to be more than a beast party trick, mostly. But an enhanced blush response would maybe just work?
You should also try and find out if the chemical will break down under the skin, since it'san organic compound.
The reason I ask... People have tattoos with ball point pen ink and ashes/charcoal, correct? I believe some cultures fancy rubbing clay into opened pockets to texture and ornament the body.
No qualms researching myself a bit, just hands being tied. I have learned in the last few weeks I won a 1:500 lottery of ulcerative colitis *fanfare* \o/ It really sucks... medications please do your job...
But um... there's a difference between skin and hair and internal and sub-dermal, correct? :o Not saying things aren't going to be dangerous or toxic just because it's not buddies with your guts, but doesn't sub dermal have a little more leeway than strait internal?
But this just falls back to the issue of the skin is opaque-ish . Raah. Why does biology have to be complex. c_c
It's a mixture in the abdomen of oxygen, luciferin and interacts with ATP if I understand it correctly. The light is then reflected out.
But still very interesting