Sep 192010
 
 September 19, 2010  Surveillance

Jim Edwards reports that PositiveID may be back in the business of selling implantable RFID chips for humans:

PositiveID — formerly known as VeriChip – just announced a partnership with Siemens (SI) that may yet put PSID back in the business of persuading us all to carry microchips under our skin. The purpose of their deal is as creepy-sounding as you’d expect:

… to share intellectual property related to identifying a patient’s medical implant by using a radio frequency identification (RFID) microchip inserted into the body.

The intended focus of the potential applications will be designed to improve disease management and general health through the effortless identification of implantable medical devices within the human body.

Read more on Bnet.

Thanks to Ian Geldard for this link.

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