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A DIY First: Biohackers Craft Cybernetic Implant to Track Vitals

Rodrigo Mejia

DIY is a safe field, presumably. Usually the domain of 3D printing nerds, startup fashion designers, or resource-lean entrepeneurs, DIY has increasingly become a legitimate inroad to contend with mainstream industry. But one team in Pittsburgh is taking DIY to someplace improbable: cybernetics. Calling themselves the Grindhouse Wetware, the team is about to unveil a small, implantable biosensor that will "aggregate weeks of data on a person's body temperature" while tucked under the forearm.

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