technologies must be created before the BCB can become a reality. (1) The
stimulant Provigil© already exists, but has a 15 hour half-life. Our
Provigil II has a half-life of 60 minutes, and is injected, so acts faster
than if taken orally. (2) Another drug needed is Prosleep. It will produce
immediate drowsiness without side effects by targeting specific receptors.
Prosleep has a 60 minute half life. (3) Prosleep must be encased in lyposomes:
fatty molecules to help drugs clear the BBB, though their size would usually
keep them from passing. (4) Microneedles exist, but have only been tested
on animals. They must be adapted for human use. They should be built from
a polymer that can inject the drugs and degrade completely in five days. (5)
The nanocomputer must store all the data and programming. Poly-EDOT nanowire
circuit boards will make the BCB light and accurate. It will monitor body
temperature and movement, produce a lullaby, and control carbon nanotube LEDs
for lights. (6) A polymer must be created to conduct electrical signals to
the drug-disk. The nanocomputer sends signals to the disk via electrical currents,
and the polymer must interpret the signals. (7) A Lithium-ion polymer battery
is needed to power the nanocomputer. These exist, but are expensive and inefficient.
The phase two Lithium-ion polymer battery will be thin, flexible, light, and
safe. (8) Carbon nanotube LEDs will be used for lights. These save power,
make less heat, and last longer than current LEDs.
BCB by SST Technologies
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