Australian Man Installs Microchip In Hand, For Keyless Living

lead_Joe-wooller-420x0An Australian man finds that many of life’s daily hassles are reduced by installing a RFID chip in your right hand. Perhaps this is how the rest of us will be convinced to do it. The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

Fed up with carrying his keys around, Joe Wooller, 28, decided it was time for an implant. This year, the father of two from Perth had a microchip, which uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, implanted in his right hand.

His passive RFID chip does not require batteries, can last for many years and communicates with receivers attached to doors, for instance, via a magnetic field. “The goal was really just to get rid of keys and to try to minimize the amount of clutter one would have in their pockets,” he said.

Since the surgery in June, performed while he was still awake and posted on his website, Mr Wooller has endeavored to uncover as many ways to use the chip as possible. “RFID, apart from it being technical, it was an interesting sort of project. So I had a look around; there were a number of people out there who had already put implants in their hands and I haven’t seen any real side effects yet,” he said.

So far, Mr Wooller can open two doors to his house, start his motorbike and open his car’s doors – all with just a swipe of his hand. The only problem is that he still needs a key to take the fuel cap off his motorbike. “But just being able to jump on it and go for a ride [without keys] is pretty good,” he said.

The process of getting the chip implanted was fairly simple once he had the equipment required, Mr Wooller said. “I was lucky enough for my doctor to do it who gave me a local [anaesthetic] – so it was fine; it didn’t hurt at all. It was rather interesting watching,” he said. “There’s a little bit of a scar there and the chip has moved a little bit since I got it implanted and it moves around a little bit from time to time but it’s not really noticeable.”

He said it could be seen if he flexed his hand a certain way but if you were not looking for it you would not know it was there.

51 Comments on "Australian Man Installs Microchip In Hand, For Keyless Living"

  1. justagirl | Dec 23, 2010 at 9:37 pm |

    so… where does he store his wallet?

  2. justagirl | Dec 23, 2010 at 5:37 pm |

    so… where does he store his wallet?

  3. Torlizardsss | Dec 23, 2010 at 9:45 pm |

    wouldn’t an earing key have been a little less raddicle??

    The guy has massive amounts of metal in his ears already, surely it would have been better??

  4. Torlizardsss | Dec 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm |

    wouldn’t an earing key have been a little less raddicle??

    The guy has massive amounts of metal in his ears already, surely it would have been better??

  5. grooveboss | Dec 24, 2010 at 1:14 am |

    could have used a bracelet.

  6. grooveboss | Dec 23, 2010 at 9:14 pm |

    could have used a bracelet.

  7. Kali23Yuga | Dec 24, 2010 at 1:52 am |

    How functional.
    We should all get one, shouldn’t we?
    Sigh

  8. Kali23Yuga | Dec 23, 2010 at 9:52 pm |

    How functional.
    We should all get one, shouldn’t we?
    Sigh

    • Slimtrac@live.com | Jan 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm |

      No, get to know the truth behind it first, it is extremely convenient, that’s just the guise it comes in, it has an ugly ugly outcome, Revelations 13 In the Bible, please don’t gamble with it,

      • Sethsoul | Feb 2, 2011 at 6:01 am |

        i never thought i had a good companion here
        i also told them to look at revelations 13
        thank god
        may god bless ur life

  9. look up “douche” in the dictionary and you see him.

  10. look up “douche” in the dictionary and you see him.

  11. look up “douche” in the dictionary and you see him.

  12. emperorreagan | Dec 24, 2010 at 2:27 am |

    I hope this catches on and expands to include banking information, too.

    Then I’ll know for sure that my calling in life – cutting people’s right hands off with a machete – is truly God’s will.

  13. emperorreagan | Dec 23, 2010 at 10:27 pm |

    I hope this catches on and expands to include banking information, too.

    Then I’ll know for sure that my calling in life – cutting people’s right hands off with a machete – is truly God’s will.

  14. All the bullshit aside, hackers can break into those chips. Someone could take your personal information into a laptop just by walking by them, then install your information on another chip. So nobody can force you into installing one because they’re nowhere near secure. Joke’s on him.

  15. All the bullshit aside, hackers can break into those chips. Someone could take your personal information into a laptop just by walking by them, then install your information on another chip. So nobody can force you into installing one because they’re nowhere near secure. Joke’s on him.

  16. Genevieve_54 | Dec 24, 2010 at 3:28 pm |

    I am skeptical about doing this myself. Think about it, if your RFID chip malfunctions you are unable to get into your home, start your car, ect. You would be screwed. If it fails you will have to go back to the doctors to get the implant replaced which in turn will cause more tissue damage. It is a very convenient idea although I question the practicality of it, possibly as the technology improves on the chip I will reconsider my opinion.

  17. Genevieve_54 | Dec 24, 2010 at 11:28 am |

    I am skeptical about doing this myself. Think about it, if your RFID chip malfunctions you are unable to get into your home, start your car, ect. You would be screwed. If it fails you will have to go back to the doctors to get the implant replaced which in turn will cause more tissue damage. It is a very convenient idea although I question the practicality of it, possibly as the technology improves on the chip I will reconsider my opinion.

  18. look at this feckless anus.

  19. look at this feckless anus.

  20. people have been doing this for years… why is it news now?

  21. people have been doing this for years… why is it news now?

  22. people have been doing this for years… why is it news now?

  23. i thought cyberpunk 2020 & shadowrun rpgs were the greatest too, but c’mon dude. seriously?

  24. i thought cyberpunk 2020 & shadowrun rpgs were the greatest too, but c’mon dude. seriously?

  25. ok I’ll say it… MARK OF THE BEAST coming soon. all the other comments are great (that make sense).

  26. ok I’ll say it… MARK OF THE BEAST coming soon. all the other comments are great (that make sense).

  27. you a weird mufucka man

  28. Be a good slave and get your microchip too.

  29. Be a good slave and get your microchip too.

  30. I’ve wanted to do this since I was a kid.

    uses: remote car door locks (my favorite), house locks, computer proximity lock, hidden safe lock, etc.

    Extended use: sensors throughout your house know where you are- and therefore can remember lighting preferences, or your music could follow you around from room to room.
    -netman86

  31. I’ve wanted to do this since I was a kid.

    uses: remote car door locks (my favorite), house locks, computer proximity lock, hidden safe lock, etc.

    Extended use: sensors throughout your house know where you are- and therefore can remember lighting preferences, or your music could follow you around from room to room.
    -netman86

  32. Ironaddict06 | Dec 27, 2010 at 8:24 pm |

    En sha Allah.
    LOL.

  33. Ironaddict06 | Dec 27, 2010 at 8:24 pm |

    En sha Allah.
    LOL.

  34. Slimtrac@live.com | Jan 3, 2011 at 1:57 am |

    read revelations 13 in the Bible,

  35. Slimtrac@live.com | Jan 2, 2011 at 9:57 pm |

    read revelations 13 in the Bible,

  36. Slimtrac@live.com | Jan 3, 2011 at 2:03 am |

    No, get to know the truth behind it first, it is extremely convenient, that’s just the guise it comes in, it has an ugly ugly outcome, Revelations 13 In the Bible, please don’t gamble with it,

  37. i do not agee
    666 is satans or the beasts number it is written in
    revelation 13
    if you are wise enough you will be able to know the number of the beast
    as young as i am now i do not consider my self useless
    i cooperate w/ the christian community
    i warn everybody who wants to have the microchip i say no to microchip!
    do not say God will forgive you its up to him
    let us awake our eyes and ourself
    do not make antichrist fool you
    or i should say obama not only him their are many of them
    be aware of them
    I AM TELLING THE TRUTH!

  38. i do not agee
    666 is satans or the beasts number it is written in
    revelation 13
    if you are wise enough you will be able to know the number of the beast
    as young as i am now i do not consider my self useless
    i cooperate w/ the christian community
    i warn everybody who wants to have the microchip i say no to microchip!
    do not say God will forgive you its up to him
    let us awake our eyes and ourself
    do not make antichrist fool you
    or i should say obama not only him their are many of them
    be aware of them
    I AM TELLING THE TRUTH!

  39. Sethsoul | Feb 2, 2011 at 9:58 am |

    i hope u change u r such a blind man
    open ur eyes do not be fooled!

  40. i never thought i had a good companion here
    i also told them to look at revelations 13
    thank god
    may god bless ur life

  41. LOVECHRIST | Feb 2, 2011 at 11:01 am |

    LET US WAKE UP OUR EYES
    TO THE TRUTH

  42. LOVECHRIST | Feb 2, 2011 at 7:01 am |

    LET US WAKE UP OUR EYES
    TO THE TRUTH

  43. God says 666 is the number of a Man,(Rev.13=18)- the head of a Church “the WHORE,” who rides the “beast” a religious/political combo, it is a “Great City that rules over the kings of the earth, Rev. 17=18,) on 7 hills “ROME,”(Rev.17=9,)  clothed in “purple and scarlet” her priests colors. She would come out of Europe, the 10 Kingdoms and would take out 3 of these to get in power,(Dan.7=23-25. Rome did this in 538 with the defeat of her last Arian enemy, the Ostrogoths and reigned for exactly “1260” years,(also in Daniel as 3 1/2 times/years, or 42 months or 360×3 1/2,) till 1798 when she received the “Deadly wound” when Napolean’s general Berthier took the pope captive to France where he died and Napolean declared there would never be another. But the deadly wound would be healed and she would receive her kingdom and power from the “dragon’ Satan (4 separate concordats 1-Constantine, 2-Charlemagne, 3-Mousillini, 4-Hitler.) Rome is referred to as “Babylon” which Paul says is Rome,. God’s Sign/Seal is the Sabbath,(Ex.31=13,17; Is.66=23; Ez.20=12,20; Rev. 12:17; 14=7,12; 22=14.) and The Beast’s counterfiet Mark of her claim of authority is Sunday,(Doctrinal Catechism,Rev. Keenan, pg.174; Butler’s Catechism pg.57.) “She would think to change times and laws.” She would be a persecuting power, (estimates range from 60Million to 100Million,) and a blasphemous power (claiming to change laws, forgive sins, take God’s titles to herself.)
    The chip is not the mark, but only one tool for the New World Order to reach its goal of “No man able to buy or sell unless he has the mark…”

  44. God says 666 is the number of a Man,(Rev.13=18)- the head of a Church “the WHORE,” who rides the “beast” a religious/political combo, it is a “Great City that rules over the kings of the earth, Rev. 17=18,) on 7 hills “ROME,”(Rev.17=9,)  clothed in “purple and scarlet” her priests colors. She would come out of Europe, the 10 Kingdoms and would take out 3 of these to get in power,(Dan.7=23-25. Rome did this in 538 with the defeat of her last Arian enemy, the Ostrogoths and reigned for exactly “1260” years,(also in Daniel as 3 1/2 times/years, or 42 months or 360×3 1/2,) till 1798 when she received the “Deadly wound” when Napolean’s general Berthier took the pope captive to France where he died and Napolean declared there would never be another. But the deadly wound would be healed and she would receive her kingdom and power from the “dragon’ Satan (4 separate concordats 1-Constantine, 2-Charlemagne, 3-Mousillini, 4-Hitler.) Rome is referred to as “Babylon” which Paul says is Rome,. God’s Sign/Seal is the Sabbath,(Ex.31=13,17; Is.66=23; Ez.20=12,20; Rev. 12:17; 14=7,12; 22=14.) and The Beast’s counterfiet Mark of her claim of authority is Sunday,(Doctrinal Catechism,Rev. Keenan, pg.174; Butler’s Catechism pg.57.) “She would think to change times and laws.” She would be a persecuting power, (estimates range from 60Million to 100Million,) and a blasphemous power (claiming to change laws, forgive sins, take God’s titles to herself.)
    The chip is not the mark, but only one tool for the New World Order to reach its goal of “No man able to buy or sell unless he has the mark…”

  45. Clarification: King Clovis was defeated in 508 but there was another concordat with the roman emperor Justinian in 538 that gave the Roman Catholic Church the land of the Vatican and the rule of the empire.
    “Vatican” =”Hill of Divination of the Serpent.”

  46. Clarification: King Clovis was defeated in 508 but there was another concordat with the roman emperor Justinian in 538 that gave the Roman Catholic Church the land of the Vatican and the rule of the empire.
    “Vatican” =”Hill of Divination of the Serpent.”

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