Hacked Gadgets Forum

January 10, 2006

Chipped Human

at 3:27 pm. Filed under Human Hacks, What Were They Thinking

Mikey Sklar is braver than me, he had a RFID chip implanted into his hand. These chips have a variety of purposes from tracking inventory to access control. They are routinely injected into animals to identify them if they are lost but it is not common for them to be installed in a human!

Here is what Amal has to say about the subject, ” DIY RFID human implants are on the rise. I have found over sixteen instances of midnight engineers implanting RFID tags in their hands. The general excuse is for automation purposes. Examples such as unlocking a computer screen saver or opening doors that have been outfitted with electric deadbolts. In my own case the idea of implanting technology that I have researched and spec’d out was very appealing. The fact that it can actually do something useful is quite secondary. The most rewarding part of this project was learning about RFID at a much deeper level. ”

Take a look at Amal’s article and watch the video of the operation.