Ironalex

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  • Well (and this is just my opinion) because you didn't make the pocket large enough you don't have a good skin flap for closure. It sounds like you really want to try to save it and I can appreciate that, but if you look around the wound, the skin is…
  • No, you definitely want to take it out. Look at the skin around it, it's dead or close to it, definitely not good. The longer it stays open the more you're putting yourself at risk for infection. Like I said, it's an unfortunately part of the learni…
  • Is that the magnet I'm seeing in the photo (the blackish spot around the dead skin)? If so you definitely did not put it in deep enough. More often than not in cases like this when it doesn't heal it's because the magnet is putting too much tension …
  • It sounds like you didn't make your pocket big enough and the tension around the skin flap is keeping it from closing up. If I'm reading this correctly, you installed it 6 weeks ago and you still have an open wound. That is bad, like very bad. I'm …
    in Rejecting? Comment by Ironalex April 17
  • There are a lot of issues with doing something like this and the short answer is no. Feasibility aside a better question is why you want to do this?
  • @Cassox you really stepped up your game! Those look super impressive. What's the scale on these? It's hard to tell from the photo.
  • Fair enough. It would be really interesting to create a thin flexible magnetic sheet. I mean if the magnetic powder is touching the field should align so to me that would be an interesting thing to try out. I'm not sure if you would feel anything fr…
  • My question would be what would you gain by having it in powder form? I feel like it would make it more difficult to contain.
  • How are the prototypes progressing? I know you've had a lot going on, but I really think you're onto something with this design approach so I'm excited to see if they work out the way you expect them.
  • @Drop That would require an external power source, which he's trying to avoid. Personally, I still like the wireless idea, the IMES sensors I linked to were a step up from regular surface emg. I know you want something self contained, but I don't s…
  • I read about this research years ago when it first came out (the stuff on mice that is). This is really interesting, but since he isn't using a vector to insert the gene into the cell I don't know that it will be very effective. I mean I'll keep my …
  • Eh I wouldn't put it all on the immune system, if IIRC cancer is usually invisible to the immune system. Which would make sense since cancer is really just your cells. In fact, there is cancer research into training your immune system into attacking…
  • Frankly, I wouldn't trust any magnet at the moment except maybe the glass coated one dangerous things has, but I especially wouldn't trust one with visible coating damage.
  • They demonstrated feasibly in mice, so sort of. I'm impressed with the sewing machine interfacing bit and the controller behind it (assuming it works as advertised). Overall though, it's a good step, but not revolutionary yet. For background I'm…
  • > @VidalTheAbidal said: > Do you have any book suggestions? Lol, I recommend a book in my original post, "Moonwalking with Einstein" it's a great intro and author tells a story, it's not a straight up "how to" book, w…
    in Memory Comment by Ironalex April 2019
  • Try building a memory palace, it's an easy way to help you remember things and it works surprisingly well. I would suggest reading "Moonwalking with Einstein" as the author recounts how he first learned about the technique and even went on…
    in Memory Comment by Ironalex April 2019
  • Come on @dr4gon be nice. My advice would be to speak with an MD about this and get a referral for some help. Based on what I've just read, it sounds like you are dealing with something that isn't real and talking it over with a professional would …
  • Implantable EMG sensors have already been developed. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/18002310/ Unfortunately, it would be some serious work to make your own. Conversely, they also make reusable EMG sensors, but I don't think they meet the l…
  • Well the liquid would just be a carrier, like ferrofluid, which is essentially crushed magnet in a carrier fluid. I'm this case it would need to be large enough that it couldn't make it's way to the blood stream and at first thought maybe the carrie…
  • If only we could do a neodymium liquid with a carrier that would preclude the body from damaging the neodymium. Then you could inject into the location instead of having to hack the finger apart to insert the magnet.
  • Done! Great questions, I hope we get to see your project when it's done. I am curious to see what everyone else said.
  • I want to go, but alas not this year... Maybe next year, it's just so hard since it's right in the middle of the school term. You guys need to get plenty of photos for those of us missing out.
  • I think you're over thinking it. If you just want to be able to turn it off and on, there is no need to implant the display. You could just touch it to the tattoo and go. I'm off course assuming the field generated is strong enough to reach the inje…
  • Injecting it into the dermis is going to cause a very different reaction. I would think you were on the right track with nano encapsulation. Which might actually lead to better tattoo ink if you could find something biocompatible that will last. Som…
  • Mechanical engineer working towards my PhD in biomedical engineering.
  • Also, make sure you removed everything. The coating may not be magnetic and pieces of it left under the skin can cause serious issues for you.
  • No worries! Take care of yourself first. I'm in no rush.
  • I was wondering what the status was on this too. I should be able to throw in for two.
  • Are we cleared to change our passwords then? Or is there more to the new site rollout?
  • I agree that this is a good space for the question. You may have better luck on a body mod board, but it definitely fits in the everything else category nicely. Also it's nice to hear about projects slightly outside the scope of what everyone else i…