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Direct Biometric Weighing

find out how much that [REDACTED] really weighs
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These are implanted strain gauges that report to your cell phone or heads-up display. Scaled for the full range of weights, there are gram/ounce kits for fingers, pound/kilo kits for wrists, and kits for heavier weights for elbow and shoulders, and even spine kits (for one or two backbones.)

They'd be surgically implanted across the joint and do what my $20 kitchen scale does, except they would report precisely. You could hold your hand out the window of a speeding car and find out how fast the wind is going by. The same for current or speed in a kayak. How heavy exactly is one pallbearer's load? Shoveling exactly 1/2 ton of mulch is a snap. To say nothing of some transactions where precision is critical for trust in commerce.

Cooking? Wow. Set yourself to tare weight and speed through lab work. Know what the change in your pocket is worth, to the penny.

Not yet covered by health insurance.

minoradjustments, Aug 10 2023

Weigh your own head Weigh_20your_20own_20head
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       // report to your cell phone or heads-up display. //   

       Why? Concurrent with developing those implants, you could work on neural links and train people to process the data the same as their organic inputs. Just a little sharper than the those senses already give.
a1, Aug 14 2023
  

       You still won't be able to weigh your own head while alive. (+)   

       You haven't defined "head" well enough.
pocmloc, Aug 15 2023
  

       Doh!   

       This is pretty clever, & if it could be made to work would be incredibly useful.
Not sure about discerning between "externally applied" loads, & loads from your own muscles.
neutrinos_shadow, Aug 17 2023
  

       // Not sure about discerning between "externally applied" loads, & loads from your own muscles //   

       You already do that without thinking, it’s called proprioception. That’s why these extra sensors need to link directly into the nervous system and users trained to “feel” the inputs rather than reads them off a phone and/or HUD.
a1, Aug 18 2023
  

       |neutrinos_shadow| & |a1|   

       The system must be 'zeroed' before use. While hefting the approved objects after rising in the morning, the system zeros out by using know weights, like your toothbrush (finger), your shoe (wrist), your attaché (shoulder), etc. Reporting directly to your brain would be desirable, but how do you turn it off? The iPhone/HUD is used to give the user some peace as they go about their daily life.
minoradjustments, Aug 18 2023
  

       // Reporting directly to your brain would be desirable, but how do you turn it off? //   

       The same way you use all of your senses - you notice when you need to and ignore the rest of the time.   

       We are only consciously aware of a tiny portion of our sensory inputs. - most go completely unnoticed, some we only register subliminally, and some we give our full focus and attention. That should be the goal for your enhancements as well.
a1, Aug 18 2023
  
      
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