Want to be a cyborg? Here are 5 steps you can take

Hand chip implant. Image credit: Adam Berry
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We’ve put together a list to introduce you to some of the most interesting products that can help you upgrade yourself from head to toe.

[Amal Graafstra is] making an NFC, or near-field communication, tag called a VivoKey Mini that can be implanted in your hand and will act as a secure token to help you do things like prove your identity when you log in to your online bank account.

[Dana] Lewis, who has type 1 diabetes, founded OpenAPS (also known as the Open Artificial Pancreas System), which helps people like her use an existing diabetes pump and continuous glucose monitor to automatically deliver insulin as their blood-sugar level changes.

AlterEgo, a research project created by [Arnav] Kapur, a grad student at MIT’s Media Lab, is a prototype of a gadget that sits on your face and lets you communicate silently with objects and other people.

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[Tim] Swift runs Roam Robotics, a startup that wants to make inflatable robotic exoskeletons to help people with all kinds of physical activities.

[David] Cannington is the cofounder of Nuheara, a startup whose wireless earbuds let you amplify some sounds (such as voices) and quiet others. The devices are meant for people who don’t need a hearing aid but have trouble hearing in noisy environments.

Read full, original post: Five ways you can already become a cyborg, one body part at a time

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