Washington Man Has Hand Implanted with RFID – Uses Hand to Unlock Door

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A Washington man, Amal Graafstra, has had an RFID chip implanted in his left hand, with plans to automate such functions as unlocking his car door, unlocking his house door, and logging on to his computer, all based on the code contained in the RFID chip embedded in his hand.

Graafstra, an entrepreneur who runs a company in Washington state offering website hosting and “managed computing environments”, arranged for the RFID implant through a client of his – a doctor – who performed the implant procedure last week. One has to admit that’s a pretty handy managed computing environment which Graafstra himself is sporting.


Wrote Graafstra on March 23rd, in his RFID Faq:

“Well, the RFID chip is finally in. Now it’s time to get on with buying a house that I can deck out with RFID sensors. But, probably before I get a chance to do that, I’m going to put a sensor in my car door. One small step for hand, one giant leap for keyless entry. Another thing I’m going to work on is figuring out how to write a custom GINA for Windows and putting a sensor into my keyboard so when I place my hands on it, the system will automatically log me in.”

According to Graafstra, the RFID chip, measuring 12mm by 2mm, carries only an 8-character code. It is the recognition of this code which will allow the unlocking of his car door and his house door, and the logging on to his computer. The house door latch prototype is in fact already up and working.

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Being right-handed, he had the RFID implanted in his left hand because “being right handed, my left hand is far less likely to get crushed, mutilated, or otherwise damaged… and I’m sure granules of crushed glass, silicon, and other metals could cause health complications, aside from having a crushed hand.”

Of course, being RFIDed to unlock both his car and house door, and log on to his computer, his left hand is much more likely to get lopped off during a burglery.

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7 thoughts on “Washington Man Has Hand Implanted with RFID – Uses Hand to Unlock Door

  1. nice job Amal i new you would do something cool when you got that job at radio shack i just did thing it would take a doctor to do it.

  2. Revelations 13:16-18 He(the beast)also forced everyone,small & great,rich and poor,free & slave to reveive a mark on his right hand or on his forhead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. (666)
    (NIV)
    https://www.theinternetpatrol.com/washington-man-has-hand-implanted-with-rfid-uses-hand-to-unlock-door/

  3. Come on guys… I’d bite the RFID tag out of my own hand before it came to lopping my hand off. An RFID tag you can easily give up, unlike fingerprints or eyeballs. This guy: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4396831.stm who had his finger cut off so people could start his car learned this the hard way.

  4. Of course, being RFIDed to unlock both his car and house door, and log on to his computer, his left hand is much more likely to get lopped off during a burglery.

    Yeah, as I was reading the article, I was reminded of a scene in an episode of the 1980s British sci-fi series Blake’s 7. There was a revolt on a prison ship, and several prisoners were trying to force a guard to open a door with his palm print. He kept refusing, until one of them said, “We only need the hand.”

  5. I guess if he loses his keys now, that’s the least of his problems.

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    “…his left hand is much more likely to get lopped off during a burglery.”
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    Might sound funny except for the recent court case here where a guy actually had his fingers lopped of during a home invasion. He’s having trouble playing his saxaphone now, so has taken up singing.
    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2005/03/14/1110649118619.html?from=top5&oneclick=true
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