Re: CYBORG: Chip Successfully Implanted - way behind!

Arjen Kamphuis (
Sun, 30 Aug 1998 18:52:42 +0100

At 20:37 8/26/98 +0200, Anders Sandberg wrote:
>Otherwise, we brainstormed a bit about an implantable biosensor
>capsule during Aleph's summercamp on Gotland last week. Imagine a
>small capsule under the skin of the arm, that can give you accurate
>information about current levels of blood chemicals, possibly other
>physiological stats. The principle is similar to the above chips. Most
>likely it would be fairly simple to manufacture, and very useful for a
>transhuman lifestyle.

Philips Medical systems is developing something like this. Medical trails are a lengthy procedure however so it could be some time before these things hit the market (5 years minimum). And then initially at a very high price that are typical for all high-tech medical applications (hip-implants, artificial heartvalves). Hopefully there will be others developing similar devices to bring the prices down to 'consumer level'.



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