Hacker tests biometric device by implanting “Circadia 1.0” in his arm

November 4, 2013

Seeing the finished product in place is not for the faint of heart, but the “Circadia 1.0,” an open-source biometric device that has been implanted in a hacker's arm, appears to work.

According to Tim Cannon, a biohacker and developer at Pittsburgh-based Grindhouse Wetware, the device lighting up his arm is capable of recording an individual's temperature and uploading the data via Bluetooth to any Android device.

On Friday, online tech and science magazine Motherboard published an article and video about the biochip implant, which was surgically placed in Cannon's arm without anesthesia by body modification artist Steve Haworth.

According to its website, Grindhouse Wetware was founded in early 2012 as a means of "augmenting humanity" through the development of open source technology.
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