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Author Foster, K.R. ♦ Jaeger, J.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1964
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Radiofrequency identification ♦ Ethics
Abstract The benefits of an implantable RFID chip, which is durable and about the size of a grain of rice, can hold or link to information about the identity, physiological characteristics, health, nationality, and security clearances of the person it's embedded in. However, the erosion of our privacy and our right to bodily integrity might be a problem. This paper also talks about a tag called Verichip, a short-range transponder that relies on the signal from a reader unit for its power supply. It's main use is as a means of identifying patients who might be unable to communicate with caregivers and of accessing their medical records, could clearly be lifesaving in emergency situations. This paper discusses why implanting humans with RFID tags is leading to some difficult questions
Description Author affiliation :: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia, PA
ISSN 00189235
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2007-03-01
Publisher Place U.S.A.
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Volume Number 44
Issue Number 3
Size (in Bytes) 5.03 MB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 24
Ending Page 29


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library