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Can I Get Myself RFID-Implanted at a Hospital?

Posted By RFID Journal, 01.02.2013
If not, where can I have this procedure performed?

—Name withheld

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To my knowledge, hospitals do not offer radio frequency identification implants.

VeriChip was the first company to offer implantation as a service, but that firm was acquired and became known as PositiveID Corp.. It has been reported that PositiveID discontinued implantation services for humans in 2010.

In January 2012, VeriTeQ Acquisition Corp. purchased PositiveID's implantable microchip technologies and the Health Link personal health record system. If you really want to do this to your body—and, frankly, I'm not sure why anyone would—I suggest you contact VeriTeQ.

In addition, you can have yourself implanted at a number of hacker conferences (see Want an RFID Chip Implanted Into Your Hand? Here's What the DIY Surgery Looks Like).

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor,
RFID Journal

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