It occurs to me that I should speak about the results a bit.
Lifting: Meh, not so much, but it’s a neat trick to show people and even introduce people to implants and biohacking.
Sensing: Now this was the real result I was going for, and wow! There sure are some great results here.
I can feel strong magnetic fields like those produced by microwave magnetrons, this is actually helpful for detecting “leaks” from malfunctioning microwaves, or damaged faraday cages.
I can feel relatively weak magnetic fields, like those produced by desktop or even computer fans.
Of course I can detect fields produced by permanent or electromagnetics.
As my brain becomes more accustomed to the inputs, the sensitivity seems to rise a bit every week, and I can discover some new “ability”.
I don’t think that it will ever get to the point where I can use it for magnetic orientation or interacting with the Earth’s magnetic field directly with a magnet this small.
It’s been about 6 or 7 weeks of healing now and there is no pain when putting pressure on the finger. even my relatively forceful typing style is fine.
MY fingers are actually pretty small for a man. I only wear a size 7 on my ring finger to give you an idea.
The 15mm implant pretty much takes up all of the space available in the tip of the ring finger.
The implant ended up resting right against the proximal portion of the distal phalanges (bone) directly, which actually works out great because there is sort of a little lip there for it to retain the implant.
There is still some mobility with the implant though and it can on occasion slip past this point, but can be rapidly readjusted to the proper position, but this doesn’t happen very often.
I think this occurred because I went a little too far forward with the autoinjector during the procedure. But hey, I didn’t have access to a C-arm (live X-ray) at the time I was doing it, in order to see the exact location of the rig, lol. Kidding, I wouldn’t waste those resources on something like this, but it would be really cool if I could.
One day cyberneticists will have access to all of this, and automated machines may even be created to do all of this automatically and perfectly 99% of the time.