Implanted chips not just for ID'ing Fido anymore

Implanted user interfaces, which is what chips in your arm or chest are formally called, can be used for alerting, recharging and reprogramming of existing implanted devices such as pacemakers without wireless transmissions, which can be hacked. On the other hand, Bluetooth transmissions from the chips could prompt a smartphone or other wireless hub to message a care manager or physician. Early research seems promising. Autodesk Research in Toronto and the University of Toronto will present a paper on their findings at the upcoming Association of Computing Machinery conference in Austin, Texas. Perhaps it’s just Ed. Donna, but implanted chips are way beyond Proteus Biomedical’s microchipped pills on the creepy scale. And another thing that will send airport security into a tizzy. Information Week.