10 Nov 2017

Insertable microchips get under the skin

From Nine To Noon, 9:44 am on 10 November 2017

Kayla Heffernan has two microchips inserted under her skin that open her doors at home and work. She's doing her PhD on Insertable technology at the University of Melbourne, looking at what devices people are putting into their bodies and why. Part of her research will feature 10 volunteers who last week had microchips inserted into them as part of the technology festival - Pause Fest . Their microchips were loaded with VIP tickets to the event next Febraruy in Melbourne, but they'll also be able to load other things onto the chip in the coming month. Kayla joins Kathryn to discuss the project, and whether insertables will unlock the future.