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And now a RFID chip comes to Swine Flu rescue

By Debjit on October 10th, 2009 

RFID-Tag01Swine Flu doesn’t require much introduction. It has already been around for quite a time now  and has victimized many patients all around the world. And for those who are still unaware of this disease, swine flu is a kind of influenza that spreads from pigs. Although perfect medications for the disease have not been released yet but someone has surely released electronics to counter the disease.You may like to take this diagnostic test started by Microsoft.

Swine-Flu-RFID-chipAn organization called VeriChip Corporation has launched an under-the-skin Radio Frequency  Identification capsule, or RFID, that patients can have implanted anywhere under their skin. This capsule contains computer electronics linked to the medical records of swine-flu (H1N1 swine flu virus) patients who opt to get the capsule implanted under their skin.

This capsule will enable doctors to get continuous information about the patient’s state using a special reader device. This RFID microchip is roughly the size of a grain of rice and is completely approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other federal organizations. You can read more about this development here.


And now a RFID chip comes to Swine Flu rescue was originally published on on September 1, 2009 - 8:48 pm (Indian Standard Time)