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New RFID virus infects media more than it does computers

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Dr. Mark Gasson of the University of Reading in England shows the BBC that the storage space on his RFID implant could be used to house a specially crafted “virus” which could “infect” other systems. Technically this would be classified as a worm, not a virus, however the bottom line is quite simply this is […]

Implantable continuous glucose monitoring sensor

Implantable continuous glucose monitoring sensor

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Just a few days ago I noted the future of implants really is going to be medical sensors that use the same passive power and data transmission methods as passive RFID, and now I hear about these guys doing exactly that for glucose measurement. Not quite at the “lab on chip” level yet, but this […]

The future of implants: Lab-on-a-chip

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Some BYU dudes created a “lab-on-chip” that uses slots like a coin sorter to detect specifically sized particles, which could be proteins, viruses, etc. The chips work like coin sorters, only they are much, much smaller. Liquids flow until they hit a wall where big particles get stuck and small particles pass through a super-thin […]

Exploding implants: The new face / breasts / buttocks of terror

Exploding implants: The new face / breasts / buttocks of terror

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

I just posted a couple weeks ago that all this airport scanner security is pointless because people will always be able to get things in to places and on to planes… and that a real security includes diplomacy, castigation, and a complete overhaul of our priorities and perhaps our point of view both domestically and […]

Two pages out of H+ magazine have me contemplating...

Two pages out of H+ magazine have me contemplating…

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

A friend of mine sent me a link to a couple pages (PDF) in H+ Magazine… a transhumanist publication. The first page covers the phenomenon of “self-tracking” and CureTogether, an open source health research platform where people collaboratively posit hypotheses and track anecdotal results. The “power of many” in this forum far outweigh the relative […]

Medical implant hacking... reminds me of X-Files

Medical implant hacking… reminds me of X-Files

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Manufacturers have started adding wireless capabilities to many implantable medical devices, including pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators. This allows doctors to access vital information and send commands to these devices quickly, but security researchers have raised concerns that it could also make them vulnerable to attack. A couple guys from the local University of Washington… …showed […]

Release form for RFID implantation

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

I’ve heard a lot of people looking to get an RFID tag implanted by their doctor eventually run into trouble because their doctors don’t have any kind of release that adequately covers the situation. I’ve been asked about it several times but never had the time to dig one up. I was just asked again […]

X-Ray image used in student VeriChip video

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

I was recently contacted by a student from Clemson University asking permission to use my x-ray image in a project they were doing. Unfortunately a lot of “chip haters” out there tend to jump all over using my image without permission in their crazy website graphics and doomsday videos. The funny part is, I typically […]

I'll have to wait till 2020 to get my brain implant?!

I’ll have to wait till 2020 to get my brain implant?!

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Researchers at Intel are confident we will be using brain implants to surf the web using only our thoughts. The first goal is to decode common human brain signals. Back in the 50s and 60s, both the US and the Russians were doing some pretty bizarre brain experiments… some of which were of the “open […]

Crazy new concept for a blood powered computer interface implant

Crazy new concept for a blood powered computer interface implant

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Over at Gizmodo they are talking about a new concept device that blew my socks off. The idea would be to implant a bluetooth touch-sensitive display into your arm, and power it using the readily available oxygen and glucose supplies whizzing through your bloodstream. Pretty crazy huh?

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