Behind The Poll:
New COVID Microchip Implanted Under Your Skin Will Show Your Vaccination Status
A Swedish company is promoting its microchips embedded in a person’s arm or hand to verify vaccination records.
The company, Epicenter, posted video showing how their implants will work with the general public.
A video from the South China Post went viral Friday for showing the microchip technology recently introduced by the Stockholm-based startup, Epicenter. The company’s “chief disruptor” Hannes Sjoblad demonstrated how their product, the size of a grain of rice, has been adapted as a Covid passport, implanted under the skin in the arm or hand.
Sjoblad said the company developed the tech for other purposes, but quickly realized it had potential for use as a kind of Covid passport, storing data about vaccine status that can then be read by any device using the near-field communication (NFC) protocol. “Implants are a very versatile technology that can be used for many different things,” he said, adding, “Right now it’s very convenient to have Covid passports always accessible on your implant.”