Flex implant viable locations

I have seen all sorts of things asking various questions about the sensitivity to touch among various other things that can be expected when using a flex implant. In anticipation for the Flex One, I will be asking for testimony on the other flex implants about where people have them placed.

I am looking to implant mine where the injectable implants are usually placed between the thumb and index finger, parallel to the index finger. Is there some reason this should not be done with a flex implant? If not is there another place on the hand they can be safely put, or is the forearm the best option?


Read Amal’s response in this thread.

While it’s flexible, its not meant to put in areas that will be flexing all the time. There is a lot of movement in that area which may not the best place for it.

Other hand locations I’ve seen are top of the proximal phalanges (if your finger is big enough), the back of the hand, and the “knife edge” (karate chop) area of the hand.

Installation of the flex is more involved than the X series. There are a lot of nerves, tendons and blood vessels in these areas so make sure you go to a qualified installer.


I have the flexDF in my left hand. It is on the side of the hand after the pimkie.

Warning for the pictures :wink:


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Oh wow that’s more invasive than I thought! Waiting for a payment enabled implant then I’ll take that plunge :sweat_smile:


This was the vivokey flex :slight_smile:

The install in the forearm is easier and very fast
Sorry the picture isn’t perfect, the install was too fast to take a second picture

I got the flexDF in the UK ( DT partner)
The vivokey flex in Germany


Does anyone know how impact resistant the flex implants are?
For example would it stand up to the impact of a hammer blow if you were to accidentally hit your hand with it.
Or would it stand up to an impact in a scenario such as pulling on something, slipping and hitting your hand on something else like more of a sideways impact?

Sorry if this has been discussed before, I have looked and couldn’t find anything.

I’ve smacked the crap out of my flexDF on the edges of tables and doorframes several times in the year that I’ve had it. It’s installed behind my wrist. I rub that part of my arm against things roughly all the time, and I have people pinch it so they can examine it pretty often. There’s only a few scenarios where I would be worried about it’s structural integrity.

  • Piercing
  • Bending till the antenna kinks
  • Sharp blow exactly to the antenna connection points

Thanks for the info. :+1:
I’d imagine that it’d be fine then, from what you’ve said I think that it if I do manage to exert enough force on it to cause damage I’d have bigger problems like broken bones etc.

That is a fantastic measure of time… more accurate than a parsec…

this is my fear as well… but we are exploring ways to improve the robustness of this section.

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