I feel like this must have been discussed before, but I can’t find anything definitive regarding the feasibility.
I was thinking, about those little light up capsules that some people are so fascinated with. It doesn’t really interest me much. But what would is what appears as a light up tattoo or some such thing, but not just a dot. So I was thinking about how to make light up lines. (Because sheets are more complicated in my mind.) I figure they have to be flexible if they’re going anywhere that isn’t like... dead... (sorry tried to think of a place on the body, I guess the leg is really the least flexible part since most people don’t rotate their legs much). Since it’s intended to be immediately under the skin and preferably fixed to the skin via the connective tissues growing around it, in a similar way to an RFID chip, it needs to be bendy.
So I’ve been doing some research about existing medical implants and found that, polypropylene meshes used for organ support could potentially be used for something, also silicone. Did you know that silicone cosmetic implants aren’t just a mushy mass of silicone, they’re typically sacs filled with a fluid, usually a saline solution.
That got me thinking. Could we somehow have little silicone tubes. Filled with some sort of electroluminescent fluid. Preferably something nontoxic or combustible. (So neon is probably out of the question.)
Obviously this is not a “work on in my spare time” implantable project, but it’s more of a concept at this point that needs significantly more fleshing out. (No pun intended, it just sort of came out that way.)
Thoughts? Comments? Am I bringing up a discussion that was long ago put to rest?