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Darpa Implants Could Track Your Stress Level 24/7

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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:21 PM
In a new call for research, Darpa is asking for proposals to devise prototype implantable biosensors. Once inserted under a soldier’s skin, Darpa wants the sensors to provide real-time, accurate measurements of “DoD-relevant biomarkers” including stress hormones, like cortisol, and compounds that signal inflammation, like histamine.

Far out as the idea sounds, scientists have already made impressive strides toward implantable biosensors. A team at Clemson University, with Pentagon funding, has devised a sensor that can be implanted for short periods to monitor the well being of injured patients. Another group, at Tufts University, is making biosensors out of silk, which they think will be easier to introduce into bodily tissues. Some companies are even getting into niche implants, most notably those to monitor glucose levels among diabetics.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:36 PM
reply to post by Droidinvoid

Combine this tech with augmented reality visors, then you'd have a real-life HUD complete with healthbar.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:50 PM
Just what a soldier needs. Someone nagging him in his ear that he needs to calm down because his heart rate is up. Never mind the fact he may be dodging bullets.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:13 PM
reply to post by Skewed

And tell him you'll give him a buffalo nickel to calm down.

As for the implant. you come at me with that, I'll break your neck!

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:20 PM
reply to post by mytheroy

Don't flatter yourself, the government wouldnt spend thousands of dollars to bug your vital signs so they can tell when you're watching porn. This is military tech for the purpose of improving combat efficiency and monitoring their troops in the field.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:27 PM
reply to post by Glass

Seems to me to be a better investment if we were to take all that know how and monetary resources and figure out a way to never go to war again. Wars should never be efficient.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:29 PM
The second that anybody tries to implant anything to me will be the day that they either have to kill me or keep me in the nuthatch under 24 hour psychiatric care for the rest of my life. There will be none of that crap.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:30 PM
reply to post by Witness2008

I agree with you, but that would require too much human decency, compassion, and cooperation between governments. It just isn't going to happen.

posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 05:17 PM
They dont need to implant me with such a thing to know what I think.
They can go take a flying f--k at a spinning wheel

posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 05:21 PM
reply to post by artistpoet

right back at ya bro ...well said.

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