Optical Blockchain Sensors and the DNA of Things

We live in a world of chemistries. Even our DNA, the very essence of who we are, is made up of intricate chemistries, creating our genetic uniqueness. This uniqueness can be visualized as one-of-a-kind optical patterns, like on DNA arrays.

Our eyes are a preliminary interface to this chemical world, optically “reading” the myriad chemistries that make up our environment. We visually assess, for example, the freshness of food simply by looking at it. We also rely on our eyes to interpret the results of accurate medical tests such as a pregnancy test.

Imagine now enhancing these visual signals by using your smartphone’s camera to interpret the next iteration of optical sensors. This is the essence of a groundbreaking technology Gentag has developed and patented: blockchain optical sensors for the Internet of Things.

Unique chemistries can be printed directly on wearable skin patches or food labels, or be integrated into the next generation of disposable medical diagnostic devices. The sensors can be used to detect and quantify a near-limitless combination of factors, including environmental (such as pollution), physical (such as body temperature), or biological (presence of a protein or biomarker). As the sensors’ optical colors visually change in response to these unique chemical interactions, your phone accurately reads and interprets these changes. Like our own DNA is unique, Gentag can create uniqueness for anything—it’s like quantifying and visualizing the DNA of the IoT.

This new patented technology also has applications for pharmaceutical markets, for biomarker discovery, and for digital authentication, including NFTs.

For further information or for a demonstration please contact Gentag.