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Wed Jul 14 16:45:24 MDT 2004
ID chip to be implanted in Mexican officials
Implants will limit access to criminal data; move may be a first
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
By RICARDO SANDOVAL / The Dallas Morning News
MEXICO CITY Mexico's chief crime buster is walking around these days with
a chip on his shoulder.
Actually, it's in his shoulder.
Attorney General Rafael Macedo de la Concha said this week that he and an
undisclosed number of officials of the PGR as his agency is known by its
Spanish acronym had chips the size of rice grains implanted in their arms.
The chips, operating on high-frequency radio signals, will be used to
identify the few prosecutors who will have access to Mexico's new criminal
information center, which contains crime databases and sophisticated
Eventually the chip will be married with satellite-location technology to
allow its wearers to be tracked.
The PGR is the first law enforcement agency in the world to use the chips
for foolproof identification, according to the Mexican company that
implanted the devices.
"At least as far as has been made public, this is the first," said Antonio
Aceves, president of Solusat, the Mexican firm that handles the VeriChip,
made by Florida-based Applied Digital Solutions.
The company said the chip at a cost of $150 "installed" is available to
the Mexican public. With the tracking technology added, the chip's makers
expect significant demand because of the country's chronic kidnapping
Subdermal chips are controversial. Although civil rights advocates object to
their "Big Brother" possibilities, microchips are used in the United States
to identify lost dogs and even to keep tabs on children.
Digital Angel unveiled
Human-tracking subdermal implant technology makes debut
© 2000 WorldNetDaily.com
A NASDAQ-traded company has finally unveiled its long-touted and highly
controversial "Digital Angel" -- a subdermal microchip implant designed not
merely for keeping tabs on pets, but for widespread, worldwide use in
tracking human beings.
The high-tech device, engineered by Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. had its
debut Monday before an overflow crowd of more than 300 invited guests at
Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
The audience included U.S. Secretary of Commerce Norman Mineta, who
addressed the crowd, as well as other government officials, potential
joint-venture/licensing partners and press representatives.
Richard J. Sullivan, Applied Digital Solutions' chairman and CEO, waxed
eloquent about the market potential of Digital Angel, claiming the company
has "uncovered a total marketplace that is conservatively estimated to
exceed $70 billion."
Randy Geissler, chairman and CEO of Digital Angel.net Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary, zeroed in on potential applications.
"Our analysis shows that we are well-positioned to move quickly into certain
applications while developing a number of others. Two areas of particular
interest are in the healthcare arena," he said, "monitoring heart disease
and respiratory disease patients." The tracking and monitoring of pets, he
added, is also "right up our alley."
The demonstration, which was conducted by Dr. Peter Zhou and Dr. Keith
Bolton, showed how Digital Angel "can be used to monitor a person's key body
functions -- such as temperature and pulse -- and transmit that data
wirelessly, on a real time basis, along with the accurate location of the
person, to a web-enabled ground station or monitoring facility," according
to a press statement.
The technology consists of a miniature sensor device, designed to be
implanted just under the skin, that captures and wirelessly transmits the
"wearer's" vital body-function data, such as body temperature or pulse, to
an Internet-integrated ground station. In addition, the antenna receives
information regarding the location of the individual from the GPS satellite.
Both sets of data -- medical information and location -- are then wirelessly
transmitted to the ground station and made available on Web-enabled desktop,
laptop or wireless devices.
A more sophisticated version of microchip technologies currently used as
electronic ID tags for pets, Digital Angel is powered electromechanically
through muscle movement, or it can be activated by an outside monitoring
As WorldNetDaily has reported, in addition to locating missing persons and
monitoring physiological data, Digital Angel will be marketed as a means of
verifying online consumer identity for the burgeoning e-commerce world.
In August, Sullivan told WND, "We are currently talking to a watch maker who
is interested in placing the device on the back of their watches." He added
that "technology is being developed that would allow Digital Angel to
function from the back of a cellular phone, transmitting bio-sensor
information when carried by the user."
And in an interview last March, the chief scientist, Zhou, told
WorldNetDaily he believes the implant will be as popular as cell phones and
Digital Angel "will be a connection from yourself to the electronic world.
It will be your guardian, protector. It will bring good things to you," said
"We will be a hybrid of electronic intelligence and our own soul," he added.
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