(1) Microchips That Allow Over the Phone Drug Delivery
A microchip now allows doctors and nurses to administer drugs inside your body by phone from miles away. The implant can be controlled wirelessly by a doctor or nurse using a phone or computer to release drugs in the right amounts at regular times by remote control. Now, cancer patients and those who take drugs and medicines at set times during the day won’t have to worry they will forget to take their drugs.
Roughly the size of a pacemaker, the device holds daily doses of a drug inside tiny wells that pop open either on a pre-programmed schedule or via a wireless signal. The company plans to file for regulatory approval for its first microchip device in 2014 and says it could be widely available in five years.
(2) Microchips and Medication
Patients will be monitored in the most personal way imaginable, from the inside-out. Microchips on pills to enforce obedience to the medical regime will be used in the UK by the end of the year. The so-called “failure” of patients to take their medicine is cited as the reason for this loss of privacy. People are conceptualized as pathetic children unable to decide how their own bodies should be managed. No possibility of a person’s right to choose not to take a prescribed pharmaceutical drug is considered.
The product, named Helius® (also known as the Raisin Personal Monitor), is made by Proteus Biomedical, a California corporation. A contract signed with Lloyd’s Pharmacies in the UK will give them exclusive rights to sell the product for three years. Initially, Helius will be sold to patients, families, and caregivers. Read More
(3) Chips Being Added to School Uniforms in Brazil
Some 20,000 pupils in the north-eastern city of Vitoria da Conquista will have microchips embedded in their school T-shirts. The parents will get a text message when their children arrive at school, or if they are late for classes. The authorities say the measure will help teacher-parent relations. The authorities say the measure will help teacher-parent relations. The authorities in Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia state, call the micro chipped T-shirts “intelligent uniforms”.
They say that by next year all local pupils aged up to 14 would use them. The chips are placed underneath the badge of a school uniform, or on a sleeve. When a pupil passes through sensors at the school entrance, the chip sends an SMS message to parents. If they are 20 minutes late for class, their families are alerted with a message: “Your child has still not arrived at school.” Read More
(4) Ghana and Biometric Voting
Ghana is getting ready for its first-ever biometric voter registration ahead of December’s general elections. The $45-million project has been piloted in some areas, but social and technological difficulties remain, according to a report in Voice of America. Ghana joins Nigeria, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo who adopted the fingerprint scanning technology to help prevent electoral fraud. Ghana hopes the bio-metric system will verify that those who are voting should be voting, and that they only vote once. Read More
(5) Fingerprint Scanning in Schools
While fingerprint scanning isn’t chipping many realize this as a precursor to chipping. Fingerprint scanning and RFID ID cards are popping up in schools in Alabama, Washington DC, Ohio and West Virginia.
Article Credit: Thank you to Eddie Sage and WorldTurth.tv.