Saturday, 8 March 2008

microchips in dogs and in humans

Maybe in future Penny can open the front door for me when I've got my arms full. A guy was interviewed in the radio today and he says he has a microchip in his forearm. He obtained it from a regular pet supply firm and somehow inserted it himself. I guess he injected it. He uses it to open his front door - there's a scanner that recognises him and opens an electronic lock. I wonder if this idea could have interesting implications for dog owners...

7 comments:

Amber-Mae said...

Woah, kewl! I think my hoomans need one for themselves too since we had to suffer being injected with that horrible HUGE needle!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

parlance said...

Amber-Mae, I'd like to know whether he had an anaesthetic beforehand or whether he just had to put up with the pain like dogs do.

the aphasia decoder.... said...

Think of the applications this could have for disabled people! There are a lot of people who don't have the strength to open doors or do other things that a chip could do for them. Amazing! This guy is on to something important here.

Chloe said...

No anesthetic at all! Jab straight into our backs! Many dogs struggle some will try to bite becoz it's extremely painful especially when the needle is that thick!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

parlance said...
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parlance said...

Chloe, I think my vet must have done it really well, because Penny didn't seem to mind it much. I think he did swab on some anaesthetic first, though.

parlance said...

Aphasia decoder, you're right! I hadn't thought of it that way. It was on our national radio the other day, so maybe someone else will take it up when they also realise the implications.
I didn't catch the entire segment but it wasn't about how good this particular idea was - it was about the myriad electronic devices he has installed in his house. I forget the rest, but they were actually all very clever.