Dr Oz: Implanted Device Contains Personal Information
There’s a new kind of cutting-edge technology Dr Oz wanted his viewers to know about. A tiny chip just may be the next big thing because people all over the world are implanting them in their wrists. Dr Oz’s producer Dean was sent to find out more about the chips and how they could potentially change our lives.
Technology is part of our everyday lives. As Dean put it, “we’re so attracted to our devices that they’re basically becoming a part of our bodies. But what if they really could become a part of our bodies? Guess what, they can!”
Dr Oz: RFID Microchip
The RFID microchip is a game changer in the tech world but everyday people could benefit from having one. So what exactly does it do? Dr Oz explained. (danagordon / Flickr)
The RFID micro-chip, which can be implanted into the wrist, uses short-range radiofrequency identification, similar to the technology used to track your pets or phone. Once implanted into your wrist, it can identify you as you walk through the airport, open the door to your house, or even buy groceries at the supermarket.
You passport, wallet, keys, and driver’s license would all be inside your body, contained in something the size of a grain of rice. As of September 2016, approximately 10,000 people have already been chipped and more undergo the process everyday. The chip could show ER doctors your name, date of birth, medical history, insurance, blood type, allergies, and even medications, all with a swipe of the wrist!