Breast-implant maker markets RFID-enabled products & services
Establishment Labs (EL), a manufacturer of medical breast and body-shaping implants, has begun selling some of its breast implants with a radio frequency identification tag built in, with the goal of providing information about the implant to a patient long after the device has been inserted into her body. The implants, containing passive low-frequency (LF) RFID tags provided by VeriTeQ, are commercially available in Europe. The first customer, a chain of U.K. plastic-surgery clinics, intends to announce its use of the technology next month. Until then, EL says, the clinic operator has asked to remain unnamed.
The full solution, consisting of tagged implants, handheld readers and a database in which records of the implants themselves are stored, along with their tag ID numbers, has been dubbed the Motiva Implant Matrix Ergonomix system.
VeriTeQ Partners with Establishment Labs, S.A. d/b/a Motiva, to Manufacture and Market World’s First Breast Implants with VeriTeQ’s Microchip – “Q Inside”
In September 2012, VeriTeQ entered into a development and supply agreement with EL, a global provider of breast implants under the Motiva Implant Matrix® brand name, to build next-generation breast implants that contain VeriTeQ’s Unique Device Identifier (“UDI”) called “Q Inside.”
thanks to martin for the link..
i can see a day where all prosthetics or implants will have chips in them..does that veriteq logo have a reptiles eye for the “Q”?