The Future of Biohacking: Implanted LED Lights intruduces Gridhouse Wetware’s Northstar implant.
We’re proud to formally introduce Northstar Version 1, a magnet activated, LED-equipped silicone device from Grindhouse Wetware, implanted in synchronous procedures at NRW Forum in Düsseldorf, Germany and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The light-up implant – Northstar V1 – is about the size of a two euro coin, making it considerably smaller than its predecessor, the Circadia 1.0 computer chip that Grindhouse Wetware cofounder Tim Cannon had implanted two years ago.
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Grindhouse Wetware has raised a little capital from an investor in 2014 and will now focus primarily on helping the body mod scene extend their capabilities.
Hopefully we’ll have a lot of guinea pigs in the body modification community soon.
The implant should hit the market in 2016. Nearly 100 Northstar V1 chips will be sold through tattoo studios worldwide to inclined body modifiers.
Before Northstar V1, Circadia 1.0
Grindhouse Wetware’s Tim Cannon got a computer chip implant that can record and transmit his biometrical data in 2013. This was a forerunner of the Northstar V1 and was combined in a sealed box with a battery that can be wirelessly charged. The Circadia 1.0 recorded data from Cannon’s body and transfer it to any Android-powered mobile device.
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