DARPA is working to build bioelectronic carriers for humans


DARPA is working on an ADvanced Acclimation and Protection Tool for Environmental Readiness (ADAPTER) program, that aims to develop a travel adapter for the human body.

The adapter will be an implantable or ingestible bioelectronic carrier that can provide warfighters control over their own physiology, says DARPA.

The integrated system will be designed to entrain the sleep cycle – either to a new time zone or back to a normal sleep pattern after night missions – and eliminate bacteria that cause traveler’s diarrhea after ingestion of contaminated food and water.

The travel adapter is expected to provide a transient, non-genetic means of extending and enhancing warfighter readiness, according to DARPA.

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