H/T: Oddity Central
A trio of biohackers have recently begun surgically implanting Northstar V1, a coin-sized LED chip designed to emulate bioluminscence – the type of natural light produced by fireflies and jellyfish. When placed near a magnet, Northstar lights up in a star-shaped pattern. The device itself consists of a printed circuit board – coated in silicone and powered by a 3 volt battery – with five red Surface-Mounted-Device Light-Emitting Diodes (SMD LEDs) that illuminate for 10-seconds. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“For the moment, the device is limited to LED lighting, but Grindhouse Wetwear, hopes to upgrade its functionality, allowing wearers to control various devices using gestures. Northstar V1, much like piercings and cosmetic surgeries, is purely for aesthetic purposes. It is a simple device that will prove the possibility of implanting technology in the body and will pave the way for more advanced and functional augmentations,” reports ODC.