Implantation of Rfid in Human Body

3345 Words Jul 16th, 2013 14 Pages
Faculty of Science (FSC)
UDPL1123 Logistics Information Systems
Assignment- Debate
Topics : Implant of RFID tags in human body has more pros than cons

Group Members no.ID 1. Chai Xin Mei 1201479 2. Lee Ching Yong 1201451 3. Lim Jia Yap 1005132 4. Lim Lexian 1201309 5. Ng Joe Yee 1002691 6. Teo Pei Ping 1105290

Implant of RFID tags in human body has more pros than cons
1.0 Introduction
RFID is the wireless non-contact use of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data. The purposes of automatically identifying and tracking tags attached to objects. Since RFID tags can be attached to clothing, possessions, or
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Some benefits of this include less patient mix-up, being able to access the patient information in real time, and fewer mistakes due to human error during data recording. Productivity would increase since the doctors and nurses would not have to go to a computer to enter in the updated information. This would allow doctors and nurses to focus more on their professional duties
Alzheimer disease, the most common form of dementia which has no cure till date, the most common symptoms is difficult to remember recent events. This has place great burden on caregivers as they have to constantly look after the patient, worrying them lose track in middle of nowhere. By implanting RFID tags in those patients, it is easy to identify and monitor the location and keep track of those patients with Alzheimer disease for their safety purposes.
Alerting services can identify possible human errors and warn care providers in case of danger. For example, automatic sponge counting by RFID can avoid sponge left inside the patient body.

2.1.1 Evidence 1) VeriChip, the company that hold the rights and patents to the implantable chip for humans, has sold 7,000 chips with 2,000 of which have been placed in people, according to Scott Silverman, chairman of Applied Digital, which owns VeriChip. The company’s present focus is tagging “high-risk” patients, such as those with diabetes, heart conditions or Alzheimer’s. (July 30, 2007) 2)

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