DIY Cyborg wears chip implant that transmits his biometrical data to Android device

DIY Cyborg implants computer chip under the skin

The cyborg age is upon us, we say this without Halloween hangover. We say it because bio-hackers like Tim Cannon give us enough reasons to feel we’re almost close to the bionic world – future of man-machine integration. Tim has got what is the world’s first-ever computer chip implanted into his forearm. The chip dubbed Circadia 1.0 can record and transmit the German’s biometrical data to any Android-powered device. Circadia 1.0 is a combination of chip and wireless battery (charges via inductive charger) packed into a sealed box.

DIY Cyborg implants computer chip under the skin

Tim has implanted the device directly under the skin of his left forearm. Sadly, since a regular surgeon couldn’t implant the device (it is not medically approved) it was implanted by Tim’s bio-hacker friend Steve Haworth without administering anesthesia. Circadia 1.0 – a chip implant that transfers Cannon’s body temperature to an Android phone or tablet over Bluetooth, is an open source device which allows the user to control the use and collection of data.

DIY Cyborg implants computer chip under the skin

Circadia 1.0 is developed by Tim and colleagues at Grindhouse Wetware (Tim’s company). The chip which is nearing an update, has three LEDs built-in. The new Circadia update visions to make the device smaller in size and to enhance its communication ability to make Circadia more implant friendly. First production ready Circadia chips are expected to ship next month for $500. Any takers? Hit the jump to see videos.

DIY Cyborg implants computer chip under the skin

Via: MotherBoard

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