The creepy and amazing world of computer implants

Cameras embedded in human skulls. Chips that translate thoughts into actions. Contact lenses that diagnose eye diseases. These computer implants will blow your mind.

By Jeff Bertolucci, PC World |  Offbeat, slideshow

Heart to iPhone, Please Answer!

Dutch researchers at IMEC have developed a wireless body area network (BAN) that empowers vital organs to send health data to a smartphone. Called Human++ BAN, the network consists of a series of miniature sensors, each with its own power supply, that communicate with a central node worn on the body. The external node uses a cell phone network or wireless LAN to contact the outside world, such as your mobile phone or doctor's office. Human++ BAN's potential uses include medical diagnostics, chronic disease management, and fitness tracking. (Sorry, no Facebook updates at this time.)

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