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Not that very many people would be able to use the idea, but...

my father-in-law had a cochlear implant to help his growing deafness. That's where a hearing-aid outside the body transmits signals to a receptor implanted in the auditory nerve. It does so without a permanent "hole" because the little transmitter outside sits directly on the receiver inside, held by a magnet. I was a little surprised to see the strength of the magnet implanted in his skull just under the skin.

What could a person do with a magnet implanted just under the skin, anchored in bone or not?

Does this spark any ideas?

I will feel a bit guilty if this comment sends the "body modification" gang into a renewed frenzy of surgeries.
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Ross, what you are talking about is rare earth or ceramic magnets. I don't know about implantability, but it sounds cool! The only problem I see is magnetic disturbance to TVs, tapes, credit cards, magnetic storage media... etc etc. Otherwise it does sound like something the bod mod scene would go nuts over.
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Airport security would have fun!
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So would the gyroscope navigation system on the plane!
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Well Nipp, wasn't there a BME article about implanting the magnets under the skin. (I can't remember where I saw it on there, but it was there)

Granted I don't know what will happen at airport security, stores ect.
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I see an interesting Comedy Card on the Head routine, maybe a rising card (both with a shimmed card)....LOL

They're not exactly Sideshow related...but it would be cool :-P
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