“Biohacker” Tim Cannon Implants Body-Monitoring Device Under His Skin

by , 11/04/13   filed under: Wearable Technology

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Grindhouse Wetware founder Tim Cannon has taken wearable technology to the next level, by implanting a large monitoring device into his arm! The device, placed on Cannon’s forearm just under a sizable tattoo, will take his biometric data. Called the Circadia 1.0, the device runs on a rechargeable battery that can thankfully be charged wirelessly.

Cannon’s implanted device is nothing to scoff at, rather than an expected microchip, the piece stretches to the size of a pack of playing cards, bulging at the corners with his skin taut around it.  When the device connects to Cannon’s tablet, it lights up the LEDs inside his arm, illuminating his tattoo.

The chip inside takes real time measurements of Cannon’s body temperature, sending the data to an Android device via Bluetooth, and makes a record of any changes in temperature. The temperature log can then be analyzed for fluctuation patterns to see if lifestyle changes attribute to changes in temperature. Doctors aren’t responsible for this Frankenstein operation, but instead was implanted by a body modification enthusiast.

Cannon hope this experiment will pave the way for a future of smarter technology, making devices in tune with the body. For example, if the Circadia detects the host is agitated, it can send a signal to devices at home, that can then prepare a bath or light a relaxing fire. It may sound like a scene out of the Jetsons, but Cannon is very serious about the device, offering the Circadia 1.0 for around $500.

[Via Discovery News and Vice]

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2 Responses to ““Biohacker” Tim Cannon Implants Body-Monitoring Device Under His Skin”

  1. sarahwrap says:

    God, there are some really stupid people in the world! I don’t want any foreign items in my body, nor do I need idiots helping the government in their efforts to do so!

  2. rabbiofrust says:

    This is a bit of a PR nightmare, in my opinion – but strangely enough, I can visualize ten years down the road this fellow being deep in the center of some megacorp like Apple, wizened and honed and maneuvering his vast cadre of underlings around the world, some implementing creative design tweeks for the rich and famous, others busy working on ways to bring this tech to the extremely poor young and elderly in places like India and Africa. Who the hell knows. It is absolutely going to happen, big pharma and big bro will see to that – hopefully a few can get in early and somehow resist the temptation to sell out as nearly all others have. Luck!

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