Of course. I was just kidding. Glad it turned out OK for you . Digestive issues are really painful.
Still joking, reading “the research team rebuilt my stomach” , I can’t help but picture in my mind the intro of the serie “The Six Million Dollar Man”: “Gentemen, we can rebuild him, we have the technology”.
I could have saved myself a lot of “gold standard” measurements if I had read that study earlier: the test subjects in the study are pigs, which are comparable in size with a human being, the chip is the IPTT-300 used in the xBT aka Destron Fearing BioThermo, and the results are in line with mine - i.e. the chip’s measurements correlate well with digital rectal temperature measurements, and are roughly 1C lower.
Then again, pigs don’t wear clothes. So maybe my own personal tests weren’t so pointless
Ugh, ok… keeping the quoted post in mind, and I apologize for suggesting something so outré (which is why I censored it), but…
What about a post-orchiectomy scrotum? No organs to shift things around, decent thorax placement, and the biggest combination of pro/con I can think of: it sure as hell hasn’t been attempted in the course of humankind
…although it’d be pretty funny to tap the Halo on yr junk whenever you wanna do a reading.
EDIT: erm… is the spoiler bracket not working rn? Or is that just via mobile?
There is one location for a xBT I’ve been thinking about for a while, that would yield almost perfectly accurate temperature readings and wouldn’t require implantation in the traditional sense: the bladder. Push the chip up in there, and it should float around happily and be readable through the lower abdomen with a decently powerful reader - which the Halo is.
The reason I haven’t done it yet? I bet you anything the chip eventually will find its way down the drain hole, just above the prostate, thin end first, and block the flow of urine like a friggin’ bathtub stopper. That means an emergency trip to the hospital, and not tomorrow.
There would have to be a way to give the chip a shape that would prevent it from ever entering the urethra or blocking it in any way, but since it’s glass, it’s not gonna happen.