[Cyborg] wireless bionic implants

Christoph Maier cm.hardware.software.elsewhere at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 21:33:57 PST 2011


A BAN should be imposed on all who propose to implant long wires under the
skin.

On Nov 25, 2011 2:26 PM, "Kim Helberg" <plastbox at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  A wee bit off topic, but this sort of reminds me of Killua from the
> brilliant animé/manga series Hunter X Hunter. He learns to transform his
> Aura into electricity, and specialises in stimulating his muscles that way
> as opposed to through the neural pathways in his body. This makes him a lot
> faster, since the transmission of info from the brain via aura to the
> muscles is near-instant while nerve transmissions are quite slow.
>
>
> Replace the "aura" with these devices and your reaction time would drop
> quite considerably. Complete and utter sci-fi though, don't think this tech
> will be better than our original wetware in the overseeable future.
>
>
>
> Kim
>
> ------------------------------
> Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 13:08:32 -0800
> From: di.franco at aya.yale.edu
> To: mrericboyd at yahoo.com
> CC: cyborg at lists.noisebridge.net
> Subject: Re: [Cyborg] wireless bionic implants
>
> Short-range networking of medical implants is a perfect application for
> ultrawideband radios; I wonder how that got lost in this effort.
> On Nov 24, 2011 9:02 AM, "Eric Boyd" <mrericboyd at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
> http://www.techworld.com.au/article/408425/spectrum_clash_builds_around_bionic_implants
>
> It says currently they actually *do* implant long wires under the skin,
> in operations that take several days.  That's NUTS.  But wireless might
> be almost as nuts, given how crowded spectrum is, and how critical these
> transmissions might eventually become for everyday activities of those
> implanted... Imagine being the FCC people who have to make this decision!
>
> Eric
>
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