Small Implanted Virtual Screen on Forearm
edited September 2016 in Coatings, transdermals, other implants
I have been working on idea for some time now, and wanted to get some feedback. Basically The idea is to put a small virtual projector using an infrared laser, a very small projector and a infrared camera in a small housing the width of a forearm and have it display a screen using Bluetooth. It would be mounted on the forearm using 2 surface barbells and a small Bluetooth transceiver implanted subdermally. The Bluetooth transceiver would require a small wire running up the arm to one of the barbells which would basically be a small pipe and would connect at the hinge to the projector, camera and laser. The entire setup would be waterproof and very simple. The external housing would contain a rechargeable battery, charged using a waterproof micro usb. The projector would fold into a small rectangle, and when needed would flip up at a 27° angle to project onto the forearm. I am a programmer, and tinker by trade and I was looking at virtual keyboards and tech like this http://22.214.171.124/mobilemag/?p=122668
I thought it would be an interesting project. I have always loved the idea of biohacking and having a mountable display on your forearm with touch capabilities. Well what do you think? I have drawings and sketch-ups if you are having a hard time visualizing what I am trying to describe. I was also thinking about throwing my project up on kickstarter.
When you say pipe do you mean an open tube going from the outside to inside of your skin?
I drew up a pretty basic non technical. To help with understanding what I am trying to explain.
Anyway, I'm still not sure that what you're doing is any better than a smartwatch since it still has a surface component. Either way, a good approach for anything like this is to first build a prototype that's fully external and make sure it works. After you've got that, then you can focus on miniaturizing, bioproofing, and implanting it.