Tiny Implants Could Give Humans Self-Healing Superpowers


Wolverine, Ghost Rider, the Incredible Hulk — all of these characters have at least one awesome trait in common: the ability to heal themselves. And now, the Pentagon wants to give ordinary people this superhuman capability.

A new military-sponsored program aims to develop a tiny device that can be implanted in the body, where it will use electrical impulses to monitor the body’s organs, healing these crucial parts when they become infected or injured.

Known as Electrical Prescriptions, or ElectRx, the program could reduce dependence on pharmaceutical drugs and offer a new way to treat illnesses, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the branch of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for developing the program.



Awesome! What could possibly… go wrong with implanting…a…military sponsored…device into one’s own body



You have shown sarcasm very hastily. What’s wrong with the idea?


Not a thing! Just read any Dean Koontz book! :smiley:


Thank you. There is no specific information about how healing may occur in the case of combat injuries. Having helped develop similar ideas, in a science fantasy context, it may be possible to stop some internal bleeding but a bullet going through an organ? Then what?

I don’t think it’s impossible but the implants would have to work quickly to stop bleeding, stabilize any organ that has been hit and have some means to perform repairs. I have heard of nanoscale devices that may be able to do this but no proof of concept devices.

Thanks again for posting.



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