I researched having this done for about a year. Magnet types, coating, impantation methods, and I have to thank the people in this forum.
So I just arrived back home from Orlando, procedure very smooth.
Placement of the implants was a huge deal to me. I didn't want them to interfere with my grip... I didn't want it in a fingertip where it bulges... BUT, I wanted the maximum true elecomagnetic-sensatation ability. That's the whole point, right?! To ME - this is worth it to add the only verifiable extra-human-sensory-perception sense actually possible BY CHOICE.....people, that is literal & verifiable ESP, and that's why I did it.
I intend to IMPROVE what God gave me by adding to the tech created FOR me. Sorry for the philisophical diatribe there - but, my own In terms of placement, I could NOT risk doing all this and Implanting in a mildy-receptive area. Call my a Cyborg-snob - but the palm, top, or sides of the hand would not cut it.
I opted for TWO implants - one in each THUMB. Both placed on the outside surface of the second section of the thumbs. For a visual, think of someone praying like a child - mine would ALMOST touch in that position. And no, I will not be putting my hands in that position until I am completely healed - I know how two magnetic implants near each other will necrosis, and do not want that.
I really love the position I picked - in a VERY strong bundle of nerves, doesn't block typing, doesn't interfere with any fingertip activities like guitar, and does not interfere in any way with my grip. I studied placement and xrays and experiences of people for a long time. I focused on those searching for the extra elecromagetic-sensory ability. I have not found someone who shares my precise placement, but I am very confident and hopeful about it. I will update here :)
Felt very confident due to my implanter being mentored by someone very well known in these boards, and that confidence was well placed.
The magnets implanted were about 1mmx3mm, Neodymium, impressively strong upon demonstration (I don't know the gauss) and like small rods, injection-molded parylene, non-heat-sterlizied to preserve magnetic strength. That shape allowed for a piercing-like insertion method, no cutting flaps like you might need with a disc.
Now if someone is considering doing this, I am not going to sugar coat the pain involved. I passed out. Having a foriegn object shoved into an open wound on one of the most sensitive parts of your body is NO JOKE. Do not do this unless....
1) you are 100% committed.
2) talked to some people who have it done, and
3) find a CERTIFIED BMA (Body Modification Artist) or a LICENSED Nurse who has
4) performed this precise implantation procedure personally - SEVERAL times.
5) and lastly, you should bring a friend with you... If you pass out, you will come "out of it" not knowing where you are. Not meant to scare you, but having a SUPER familiar face nearby makes a world of difference!
Seriously, travel TO that kind of professional if they are not near you. It's worth the trip to have it done professionally. You are talking about losing some major functionality of your hand if something goes even a little wrong. This is a major life decision.
I hope you can tell, I am not sharing this update or further updates to brag, or convince anyone they should have an extra-human sense added to their being by hacking the bio-technology naturally received - this was MY choice to push MY envelope of how I interact with the world around me.
Make your own choice, you lowly human, you ;)
I got so much inpiration and knoweldge from this group in making the decision to hack myself. Seriously. I hope my progress updates add something back to you. And yes, my stringent aftercare in the first few weeks will be a big focus.