superorganism watch --> Gadgets work under your skin – but are you ready?

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Researchers at Autodesk, a software company in Toronto, Canada, checked to see whether the methods we currently use to interface with our gadgets work when the device is implanted in human tissue. The answer was a resounding "yes".

A button, an LED and a touch sensor all functioned appropriately when embedded under the skin of a cadaver's arm. The team was even able to communicate transcutaneously using a Bluetooth connection and charge the electronics wirelessly.

link: Gadgets work under your skin – but are you ready? - tech - 14 May 2012 - New Scientist

Published: May 16 2012

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