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RFID Use In Humans   Dionne Johnson and Jenna Seagraves COMP380 12/06/06
RFID <ul><li>-“Radio Frequency Identification” </li></ul><ul><li>-The idea for implanting a chip in humans came from the S...
RFID   (cont’d) <ul><li>- implanted in fatty tissue of the arm </li></ul><ul><li>- near rear of triceps </li></ul><ul><li>...
VeriChip <ul><li>-First FDA-approved </li></ul><ul><li>human implantable </li></ul><ul><li>RFID device (2002) </li></ul><u...
SECURITY ISSUES
PROS: <ul><li>- ensures only authorized personnel enter into secure buildings </li></ul><ul><li>- harder to replicate comp...
CONS: <ul><li>-”spychips” </li></ul><ul><li>-government is able to monitor someone's movement against their will </li></ul...
MEDICAL ISSUES
PROS: <ul><li>- access to medical information if patient can not respond </li></ul><ul><li>- ensures doctors receive accur...
CONS: <ul><li>-potential health risks </li></ul><ul><li>-security issues </li></ul><ul><li>-reliability issues </li></ul><...
Uses <ul><li>- Currently used in: </li></ul><ul><li>- Federal buildings in Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>- Clubs in Barcelona, ...
Scenarios <ul><li>-  A child is found roaming the streets and cannot give information on how to find home… </li></ul><ul><...
More Things to Think About… <ul><li>- Should there be a separate RFID chip for medical and security use? </li></ul><ul><li...
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RFID in Humans presentation

  1. 1. RFID Use In Humans Dionne Johnson and Jenna Seagraves COMP380 12/06/06
  2. 2. RFID <ul><li>-“Radio Frequency Identification” </li></ul><ul><li>-The idea for implanting a chip in humans came from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to help identify firefighters if they were to become disfigured or trapped </li></ul>
  3. 3. RFID (cont’d) <ul><li>- implanted in fatty tissue of the arm </li></ul><ul><li>- near rear of triceps </li></ul><ul><li>- chip last at least 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>- safe in MRI scans </li></ul><ul><li>- no risk of allergic reactions </li></ul><ul><li>- encased in non-reactive medical-grade glass coating </li></ul><ul><li>- Cost: $125, not including implantation </li></ul><ul><li>- Passive vs. Active chips </li></ul>
  4. 4. VeriChip <ul><li>-First FDA-approved </li></ul><ul><li>human implantable </li></ul><ul><li>RFID device (2002) </li></ul><ul><li>-about the size of a grain of rice </li></ul><ul><li>- Read range is about 6 to 18 inches </li></ul><ul><li>-responds with a unique 16 digit number </li></ul><ul><li>-approximately 2000 implanted in humans worldwide </li></ul>
  5. 5. SECURITY ISSUES
  6. 6. PROS: <ul><li>- ensures only authorized personnel enter into secure buildings </li></ul><ul><li>- harder to replicate compared to social security cards </li></ul><ul><li>- no current GPS capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>- can not track in real time </li></ul><ul><li>- chip contains no information, only a number </li></ul><ul><li>- only authorized personnel access database where information is stored </li></ul><ul><li>- consumers choose what information to include in the database </li></ul>
  7. 7. CONS: <ul><li>-”spychips” </li></ul><ul><li>-government is able to monitor someone's movement against their will </li></ul><ul><li>-track and monitor both citizens and visitors </li></ul><ul><li>-government could access information they can’t legally obtain as of now </li></ul><ul><li>-insecure </li></ul><ul><li>-unencrypted </li></ul><ul><li>-identity theft </li></ul><ul><li>-lead to safety issues </li></ul><ul><li>-more criminal activity </li></ul><ul><li>-more kidnappings, attacks, or murders to obtain chip </li></ul>
  8. 8. MEDICAL ISSUES
  9. 9. PROS: <ul><li>- access to medical information if patient can not respond </li></ul><ul><li>- ensures doctors receive accurate and updated information </li></ul><ul><li>- Could track patients in hospital and send alerts if they collapsed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- When used with an active chip and an antenna </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. CONS: <ul><li>-potential health risks </li></ul><ul><li>-security issues </li></ul><ul><li>-reliability issues </li></ul><ul><li>-threat to medical confidentiality </li></ul>
  11. 11. Uses <ul><li>- Currently used in: </li></ul><ul><li>- Federal buildings in Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>- Clubs in Barcelona, Spain </li></ul><ul><li>- Prisons in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>- Hospitals in the U.S. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Scenarios <ul><li>- A child is found roaming the streets and cannot give information on how to find home… </li></ul><ul><li>- Someone is badly injured and has no identification on them, how can you get in touch with family or retrieve their health information? </li></ul><ul><li>- A power outage causes the medical database to crash and all your information is in the system, what do you do? </li></ul><ul><li>- Someone is able to steal your RFID chip number, how can they be stopped from accessing your information? </li></ul>
  13. 13. More Things to Think About… <ul><li>- Should there be a separate RFID chip for medical and security use? </li></ul><ul><li>- Should the chip’s number match the National Identification Card number? </li></ul>

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