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

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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