This Spinal Implant Is Letting Paralyzed Rats Walk Again

The ability to internally bridge the gap between two ends of severed spinal cord—not just rely on the support of an external carapace like the Ekso-Suitwould be nothing short of revolutionary for the neurosurgical field. Oh wait, looks like a team from the EPFL has just invented a way to do just that—in mice. » 1/09/15 2:00pm 1/09/15 2:00pm

This High-Tech Surgical Implant Is Hand-Woven On a Wooden Loom

You're looking at an amazing medical advancement, a protective patch that guides the way cells heal after shoulder surgery. It's made from microfibers 100 times finer than human hair, and it completely disintegrates to prevent long-term complications. Believe it or not, all that medical tech is constructed the very » 1/02/14 12:00pm 1/02/14 12:00pm

This Guy Has an Invisible Headphone Implanted In His Ear

Rich Lee has freed himself from the frustrations of misplacing or having to untangle his headphones ever again. How? He's what's known as a grinder: someone who experiments with surgical implants or body-enhancements, and he's come up with a doozie. Implanted in his tragus—the stiff protrusion just in front of your… » 6/25/13 1:51pm 6/25/13 1:51pm

Stable, Sane Young Man Installs DIY RFID Implant into His Hand

Some people are sick of waiting for the RFID implant controversy to play out, and at least one of those people is taking action. YouTube user Quethe has posted a video » 10/15/08 6:13am 10/15/08 6:13am demonstrating his own RFID implantation technique, involving a terrifying pencil-size needle and a chip designed for pets, which he is using for a…