Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Planned Experiments

Having read and re-read the personal accounts of people who have lived with magnetic implants, it is very apparent that a variety of things can be sensed with them. It seems to depend on the person more than anything, ranging from 'feeling tingling around power transformers' to 'exploring the field around an object.' (There is a good range of explanations in this article.)

I would like to take it a step further. In addition to my observations of fields in the wild, I would like to conduct experiments using field generating equipment to determine the actual range of frequencies and intensities able to be experienced.

I have access to signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and oscilloscopes along with the expertise of several close friends, so I'm certain we can come up with suitable (and safe) testing methods. Much of the work could be done with an implant unit by itself, but it will really only provide a comparison to feelings experienced by the person with the implant (in this case myself.)

Experimenting will certainly have many benefits:
  • It will allow a fuller range of fields to be experienced. In the US our environment is rich with fields oscillating at 60 hertz, the frequency at which AC power is distributed. This means that the great majority of fields sensed in the wild will be 60 hertz. By using equipment to generate higher and lower frequency fields one could explore the full range and feeling that the implant could offer.
  • It will allow identification of potentially dangerous fields. It is possible that fields of certain frequencies and amplitudes could be dangerous upon exposure. While it is unlikely that such fields will be encountered in the day-to-day world, it will be helpful to know if there are just some things to avoid. For example: An MRI machine's superconducting magnets would certainly rip an implant out of the skin from a considerable distance. Will other types of fields pose threats?
  • It will provide scientific backing to the "sixth sense." By exploring the science behind the phenomena, we can demonstrate mathematically what is happening to the implant under influence from an EM field. This can lead to improvement of the implant shape, strength and orientation. It can also be the first step to catching the interest of a company with means to take the implant to the next level. Would you want one if they were FDA approved?
  • It will be fun! I'm an engineer, this kind of stuff is fun to us!

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