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Implanted Biometric Chip Takes Wearable Tech To A New Level [Video]

Biohacker Tim Cannon inserted a biochip into his arm to monitor his bodily data and transmit it to an Android device.

Leah Gonzalez
Leah Gonzalez on November 4, 2013. @leahgonz

Tim Cannon, a biohacker nicknamed the DIY Cyborg, designed a device he called the Circadia 1.0 and had it inserted into his arm to allow him to monitor his bodily data.

The Circadia is basically a small computer that can record and transmit biometric data to any Android device. The device, which was built by Cannon with the help of Grindhouse Wetware, is open-source and allows the user to control how data is recorded and collected.

Cannon had the chip implanted into his arm by body modification enthusiasts instead of a doctor, since surgeons wouldn’t be allowed to implant anything that isn’t approved by medical authorities. The device is clearly visible under the skin and transmits data via Bluetooth or an internet connection.

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In an article on Motherboard, Cannon shared his thoughts on biometric implants and shared his experience with the Circadia.

I think that our environment should listen more accurately und more intuitively to what’s happening in our body. So if, for example, I’ve had a stressful day, the Circadia will communicate that to my house and will prepare a nice relaxing atmosphere for when I get home: dim the lights, let in a hot bath.

Watch the video report by Motherboard below for more. The second video shows Cannon giving an update on the device.

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