Applied Digital Solutions demonstrated its subdermal VeriChip personal verification microchip and its new, implantable, temperature-sensing microchip technology at the IDTechEx Smart Tagging in Healthcare conference in London, April 28-29, 2003.
Dr. Richard Seelig provided the international audience with a live demonstration of VeriChip and discussed its many potential healthcare applications - which are subject to regulation by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Dr. Seelig also provided the first-ever public demonstration of a new temperature-sensing microchip technology, marketed, patented and first announced by Digital Angel Corporation in February 2003. This new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) microchip has similar dimensions and performance characteristics as VeriChip, but it can also obtain and transmit body temperature data. In the live demonstration, a volunteer placed the microchip just behind her ear then passed the handheld scanner over the chip to instantly obtain her temperature reading. Human healthcare applications of this technology are subject to appropriate regulations in the US and other jurisdictions.
The two-day IDTechEx conference was attended by representatives of private sector and government organizations. In its marketing materials, IDTechEx refers to the London conference as the "first major" conference devoted to the potential healthcare benefits of smart tagging technologies. As described by IDTechEx, the conference was intended to help attendees "learn how smart labels can save lives, reduce errors, improve health, reduce costs and lead to new services."
IDTechEx refers to this London conference as the first major conference devoted to the potential healthcare benefits of smart tagging technologies. As described by IDTechEx, the conference is intended to help attendees "learn how smart labels can save lives, reduce errors, improve health, reduce costs and lead to new services."
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About the size of a grain of rice, each VeriChip product contains a unique verification number and will be available in several formats, some of which will be insertable under the skin. The verification number is captured by briefly passing a proprietary scanner over the VeriChip. A small amount of radio frequency energy passes from the scanner energizing the dormant VeriChip, which then emits a radio frequency signal transmitting the verification number.
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New York City's first subdermal VeriChip chipping procedure was performed September 24, 2003.