RFID implant opens doors for IT pro

Summary:Joe Wooler, an Perth, Australia-based technical manager, has had a radio-frequency identification chip implanted into his hand

A 28-year-old Perth IT professional has become one of the few Australians to have a radio-frequency identification chip implanted in the hand.

Joe Wooller, technical manager at the Western Australian Internet Association, decided to get the RFID chip implanted into his hand on Wednesday, 16 June, almost two weeks ago. His decision to do so follows former Linux Australia president Jonathan Oxer who did it in 2008.

Currently, he has the chip working with his house front door, but also plans to soon have it working with his motorbike ignition system and car, among other things.

For more on this story, see Perth man opts for microchip implant on ZDNet Australia.

Topics: Emerging Tech

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