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Man implants bluetooth compass into chest, claims it gives 'new sense'

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07th December, 2018 11:52 IST
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It’s the latest trend in tech that sees people implanting chips under their skin. Now, one ‘biohacker’ has taken things further, implanting a Bluetooth compass into his chest. Liviu Babitz, 38, claims that this chip gives him a ‘new human sense.’ The electronic chip is attached to the skin with two titanium bars, and includes a compass chip with a Bluetooth connection. The chip vibrates every time Babitz faces north, transforming his body into a functioning navigational system.

Speaking to BBC , he said: “You walk on the street staring at your phone. You want to get somewhere but you have no idea what’s happened in the world around you because all you did was stare at the screen on the way. Imagine if you didn’t need it, you could navigate the world exactly like a bird and you would know exactly where you were all the time — blind people could navigate.”

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