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Location and Interactive services not only at your fingertips but under your skin

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Abstract


  • This paper explores the work of Professor Kevin Warwick, a researcher in the Department of Cybernetics at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, who has played a major role in propelling the science of humancentric chip implantation. On the 24th of August 1998, just over a decade ago, Professor Warwick became the first man to officially implant a radio-frequency identification (RFID) transponder under his skin. This paper explores WarwickÃÂÃÂÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs achievements, motivations, and chipping experience, offering a unique insight into the ethical dilemmas and controversy surrounding implantable devices for identification purposes, interactive environments and the potential for location-based services. The authors employed a qualitative research strategy. A case study of Professor Kevin Warwick and his research endeavors are presented in a narrative form. The study used three approaches to collect data for the case study- (i) an email questionnaire, (ii) a primary interview, and (iii) secondary documentary sources about Warwick. The data itself is analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The outcome of the research is a contextual account of WarwickÃÂÃÂÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs motivations towards the scientific study of implantable computing for the sake of medical progress; one of the approaches which (at least in this instance) underpins chip implant research for human benefit.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Ip, R., Michael, K. & Michael, M. G. (2009). Location and Interactive services not only at your fingertips but under your skin. IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (pp. 1-7). Los Alamitos, USA: IEEE.

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  • 2-s2.0-70350430639

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4081&context=commpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/3021

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Abstract


  • This paper explores the work of Professor Kevin Warwick, a researcher in the Department of Cybernetics at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, who has played a major role in propelling the science of humancentric chip implantation. On the 24th of August 1998, just over a decade ago, Professor Warwick became the first man to officially implant a radio-frequency identification (RFID) transponder under his skin. This paper explores WarwickÃÂÃÂÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs achievements, motivations, and chipping experience, offering a unique insight into the ethical dilemmas and controversy surrounding implantable devices for identification purposes, interactive environments and the potential for location-based services. The authors employed a qualitative research strategy. A case study of Professor Kevin Warwick and his research endeavors are presented in a narrative form. The study used three approaches to collect data for the case study- (i) an email questionnaire, (ii) a primary interview, and (iii) secondary documentary sources about Warwick. The data itself is analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The outcome of the research is a contextual account of WarwickÃÂÃÂÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs motivations towards the scientific study of implantable computing for the sake of medical progress; one of the approaches which (at least in this instance) underpins chip implant research for human benefit.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Ip, R., Michael, K. & Michael, M. G. (2009). Location and Interactive services not only at your fingertips but under your skin. IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (pp. 1-7). Los Alamitos, USA: IEEE.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-70350430639

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4081&context=commpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/3021

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 7

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.ieeessit.org/conferences_sub.asp?Level2ItemID=12&Level3ItemID=68