People have played with using magnets in the ear and a coil driver necklace as earphones, and I’ve always wondered if a magnet near your throat would work similarly in reverse, but I’ve never seen anyone actually try it yet
There’s no easily implantable solution for this though, there’s no pre-built microphone or switch implant, so you’ll definitely have to tinker
Or maybe just an external throat-mic is an option? They’re popular for use with radios
This is unlikely to work how you’d expect. To make things implant safe we coat things with bio safe polymers, or other bio safe coatings. These polymers will stop any vibrations, microphones work off of vibrations.
Also battery powered devices are a no no, charging is hard, and implants in mobile areas is a bad idea.
Even with external throat mics the vox detection is a second or more at least before transmitting. They work when using radio etiquette, call sign twice and mostly the throat mic doesn’t start until halfway through the first word not prior, whereas ptt (push to talk) allows you to switch to transmit before saying anything.
That’s just from my experience and i think throat mics have their place but for clarity and control over a transmission i prefer ptt.
I hope that gives you a better idea how they work and whether this is feasible for you or if you need to change any design ideas.
But there a LOT of other this needs that don’t exist yet
I wrote a whole thing, but it wouldn’t come out in the right tone
Basically, microphone might sounds like a a microphone wrapped in bologna
No power source below the skin
current implant data storage is 50-80kb
I think until battery tech (current tech limit) is tackled
I think you’d be better off canibalizing a wireless Bluetooth earbud, some of those run for crazy long, and you can rip out the speaker portion and make the battery significantly larger, without adding much footprint,
Clip this to your lapel area
Tie to Bluetooth to either your primary phone, or a secondary device dedicated to recording from that
Get someone good with code stuffs, to pipe the audio into some kind of transcription app,
Agreed. Recording and writing data to a storage medium is a very energy intensive operation. Even if you were willing to implant a battery in your throat (yikes) I doubt it would last a whole day. You’d need a wearable charging coil like a choker or something, and at that point why make an implant just make a wearable.
What’s wrong with having a wearable device for audio or even video recording of your entire daily experience? It wouldn’t be that hard, and it would have fewer downsides than the experience you’d have with an implant.
Not everything needs to be clandestine. My memory is bad, and will get worse with age.
I imagine I’m not the only one facing this challenge.
I want to develop a synthetic eidetic memory.
My reasons thus for making it implantable is that I don’t want to forget to turn it on; or leave it on the counter after having a shower, or what have you. I want to record my voice, any time my voice is in use.
I am open to the idea of a wearable microphone for the first iteration of the system while I work on the other facets of the technology… just putting feelers out presently to see what other people have achieved so far.
Thanks for the advice; I knew reaching out was the right choice.
Almost weekly we have people pop into the biohacking community
I understand that can be tiring, and make regulars somewhat distrustful of outsiders. I ask that you please extend me the benefit of the doubt in regard to my capability; this is just a good-faith request for data.
I am given to understand that wearable tech is beyond the scope of this forum, so I’ll refrain from discussing that field further and bring us back to the heart of this topic, research on the current state of micro-scale audio signal transduction.
Anyone got anything?
If not, I’ll get out my meme box, because slaps roof I can fit so many memes in there; cause baby, I got a stew going, and it’s peanut-butter jelly time.