Wearables: Implantable Tech

Some wearable tech seems like science fiction (and is often inspired by it) but is available to use today. Implantables are exactly what you’d think: a type of “wearable” technology that is implanted right into your body.

Doctors have been implanting pacemakers for decades to help monitor and regulate heart rhythms. They even feature wireless charging and data download like many smartphones available today. Cochlear implants can help people restore partial or full hearing loss to patients. What if your employer offered an implantable chip so you’d never have to remember your ID badge again?

What if this implant would also let them track your location anywhere in the world?

Amal Graafstra has been working on various RFID implants for a number of years and offers them for sale on his DangerousThings.com website. His implants can be used for anything from unlocking doors to storing credentials for cryptocurrency.

The 2012 remake of Total Recall featured the ultimate smartphone – implanted in the hands of some of the films main characters. Imagine this: a visible flash of LEDs in your hand when calls and notifications come in and you simply hold your hand to your ear to answer – but if you had the chance, would you get one?

Implantables seem like the inevitable evolution of our wearable dream tech but it might be a little too soon for the average person to consider these cybernetic enhancements outside of a medical need.

How far are you willing to go with wearable technology? Would you consider having technology implanted in your body? What benefits would you want to gain from something that would potentially live inside of you permanently?

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John Biehler

John Biehler

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