After the latest frenzy over wearable technology like the Apple Watch dies down, techies forecast that technology will soon be moving from outside to inside our bodies.
Yahoo News has mapped out emerging signs of implantable technology.
While some researchers are testing embedded sensors that can transform human bone into speakers, others are working on eye implants that would allow images seen by the human eye to be channeled onto local storage devices.
Last year, artist Anthony Antonellis got a RFID chip implanted in his arm that could store and transfer art to his smartphone.
Currently, several patients are using cyber-implants that monitor diseases by being directly connected with smartphone apps.
Scientists in London are in the process of developing swallowable, capsule-sized circuits to monitor fat levels in obese patients and generate a substance that gives them the feeling of being 'full'.
Researchers at the Boston University in the US have also tested a bionic pancreas that talks directly to an app to keep a tab on blood sugar levels in diabetics.
Bill Gates' implantable birth control
An MIT research project supported by the Gates Foundation is working on developing an implantable female contraceptive that can be controlled by an external remote control.
"The ability to turn the device on and off provides a certain convenience factor for those who are planning their family," said Dr Robert Farra of MIT.
Imagine being able to browse the web using your thoughts, that's driving a research at Brown University titled BrainGate, which attempts to link human brains directly to computers.
"Using a baby aspirin-sized array of electrodes implanted into the brain, early research from the BrainGate team has shown that the neural signals can be 'decoded' by a computer in real-time and used to operate external devices," says the BranGate website.
Intel scientist Dean Pomerleau predicts that, "eventually people may be willing to be more committed to brain implants."