Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Google has filed to patent a system that “comprises an electronic skin tattoo capable of being applied to a throat region of a body."
The tattoo, which could communicate with smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and other tech gadgets via a Bluetooth-style connection, could also be used as a lie detector according to the patent documentation.
"Optionally, the electronic skin tattoo can further include a galvanic skin response detector to detect skin resistance of a user," the document reads. "It is contemplated that a user that may be nervous or engaging in speaking falsehoods may exhibit different galvanic skin response than a more confident, truth telling individual."
The tattoo looks fairly small in images that were attached to the filing and it also is supposedly going to be designed to be able to attach to a collar or a band around the user's neck in addition to the skin.
Pets aren’t left out as "the electronic tattoo can also be applied to an animal as well."
Motorola Mobility, which is owned by Google, technically filed the patent.
[CNN] [United States Patent and Trademark Office]