I now feel a bit upgraded and even more hopeful about the future. I took part in Sweden’s first “RFID Injection party”, organized by the biohacking group BioNyfiken here in Stockholm.
We were 11 members that inserted RFID chips into our hands, expecting many more to follow.
We are all curious and excited about new technology such as biohacking. We want to expand our capabilities.
Personally, I want to experiment and expose myself to this as I see so many potential eHealth possibilities.
I am also certain that us early adopters in this currently rather nerdy field can contribute to finding new, innovative uses for these biohacking technologies, uses that the tech platform developers never thought of themselves.
The chips comes from the company Dangerous Things, together with these comforting words:
“WARNING This kit definitely contains dangerous things. The xNT transponder device has not been tested or certified by any regulatory agency for implantation or use inside the human body. Use of this device is strictly at your own risk.”
But we hired very experienced professionals for the injection job, so everything went smoothly: the Stockholm based company with another cool name: Stay Calm Bodymodification. You can probably guess who they are in the group picture!
The market for eHealth mobile apps and digital medical gadgets is growing very fast now and the big smartphone companies and venture capitalists are starting to take serious interest, as they see enormous business possibilites in the global personal health sector.
This is an extended version of my trendspotting talk during my session “Engaged Epatients” at the Digital Health Days conference in Stockholm. In its second year, this kind of conference is also a sign of the growing interest for digital health services.