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(NewsTarget) The Delray Beach, Fla.-based company VeriChip Corp. has announced plans to implant 200 Alzheimer's patients in Palm Beach County with radio-frequency identification chips as part of a pilot study to test the new technology.
The VeriMed microchip is approximately the size of a grain of rice and contains a 16-digit patient identification number, which is available to anyone who scans the device with the right technology. This number can then be entered into a database to retrieve a patient's medical information. The FDA has approved the chip for human implantation.
According to VeriChip's CEO Scott Silverman, the VeriMed chip will eventually provide peace of mind to the families of Alzheimer's patients by providing a safety net in case a patient should get lost.
"When an Alzheimer's patient gets lost, once their arm is scanned, it would identify who they are and that they are an Alzheimer's patient," Silverman said.
All the participants in the two-year study are volunteers, and Silverman expressed pleasure with the study's reception so far.
"We had an excellent turn-out at the educational seminars and virtually 100% enrollment," he said. "This overwhelming acceptance underscores the value of the VeriMed system not only for Alzheimer's patients, but their caregivers as well."
Originally posted by annestacey
So it looks like they're starting out by making it appear they're keeping your sick loved ones safe.
Originally posted by bigbert81
reply to post by annestacey
Didn't they JUST come out and say that Verichip microchips have been linked to malignant tumors?
WTF? Whatever steps are necessary to ease us into a fascist state I guess.
Originally posted by dodgygeeza
Yes its completely insane!! Usually this would have been scrapped straight away but it seems that the only way for them is to insert it into someone's body. Someone forgot to tell them that theres a high risk of cancer forming around the chip