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BIOSENSORS, Nano Energy http://www.poweredbythermolife.com.
Includes "Thermo-Life" for HUMANS
Preventative
medicine is also looking at technology as a means of identifying problems long before symptoms appear. The Verichip is an implantable RFID (radio frequency identification) physiological monitoring chip that’s already here, but expect this kind of technology to develop rapidly as a diagnosis tool over the next decade.
http://www.whatpc.co.uk/personal-computer-world/features/2172298/ten-tomorrow
Webpage includes: MEMS, microelectromechanical systems, multifunction radio transmitters tracking bio-chem agents,

MICS - Medical Implant Communication Services
PAN Body networking
http://www.opednews.com/populum/diarypage.php?did=12901

All about biosensors
http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/biotech/chinap.htm

Front Edge Technology
http://www.frontedgetechnology.com/

Dr. Peter Zhou, Chief Scientist for Applied Digital Solutions
Dr. Richard Seelig, VP Medical Applications ... Applied Digital Solutions

Keith Bolton Chief Technology Officer, Digital Angel of Applied Digital Solutions ( humans )
Dr. Keith Bolton is responsible for the development of the Digital Angel Delivery System. Prior to joining Applied Digital Solutions, Dr. Bolton was Electronic Commerce Manager for BellSouth Corporation and Senior Technical Sales Engineer with Siemens Corporation. Keith previously held a corporate staff position at AT&T. He began his corporate executive career as President of CCI, a telecommunications company in Dallas, Texas. He completed his doctoral research and study in the School of Computer and Information Science at Nova Southeastern University and earned his first Doctorate in Computer Science from the USM (England) in 1998. Keith earned his second Ph.D. from Washington International University in 2001 with specialization in Computer Systems
http://www.ttivanguard.com/a_speakerstoronto01.htm

J. Michael Norris. VP technology Applied Digital Solutions

Zeke Mejia Chief Technology Officer for Digital Angel ( animals and humans)


From the News Wire ... fair educational use

Verichip Implantable sensors to detect MRSA and pandemics ( swine flu etc. )
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. & CHASKA, Minn.----VeriChip Corporation (“VeriChip”) .. and its development partner RECEPTORS LLC, a technology company whose AFFINITY by DESIGN™ chemistry platform can be applied to the development of selective binding products, today announced plans to develop surveillance and point-of-care sensor systems that will efficiently detect and identify the presence of a particular biological threat such as influenza virus, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or other illnesses. The companies will published a white paper outlining the development of “An Integrated Sensor System for the Detection of Bio-Threats from Pandemics to Emerging Diseases to Bio-Terrorism,” which will be available May 7, 2009, on VeriChip’s website at www.verichipcorp.com.
The companies’ products are expected to produce results on-site within 20 minutes against a broad range of potential biological threats in a method that is environmentally stable and economically scalable.

Robert E. Carlson, Ph.D., President and Chief Science Officer at RECEPTORS LLC, said, “Through our development partnership with VeriChip, we are focused on building an integrated suite of products that will identify a biological threat, from pandemic influenza and multiple-resistant pathogens like MRSA, to food borne illnesses such as salmonella and E. coli. The combination of our CARA platform and VeriChip's signal transduction and communication capabilities provide both the technology and the expertise required to build the integrated bio-threat sensor system

Each product incorporates RECEPTORS' core competence of surface functionalization for selective binding. This high-throughput approach to the development of stable, selective and scalable binding environments can be tailored to any product and application. For further information please visit http://www.receptorsllc.com or email info@receptorsllc.com.
About VeriChip

http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090506005607&newsLang=en

Swine flu ? Verichip Implantable sensors ( with rfid ) for anything
Includes New Biological and Environmental Sensor Applications; “Embedded Bio-Sensor System"
"Expansion of Partnership Is A Direct Result of Recent Swine Flu Outbreak
"DELRAY BEACH, Fla. & CHASKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VeriChip Corporation “VeriChip”... and its development partner RECEPTORS LLC, a technology company whose AFFINITY by DESIGNchemistry platform can be applied to the development of selective binding products, announced today that they are expanding their existing development partnership, beyond the glucose-sensing RFID implantable microchip to include other biological and environmental applications, both in combination with RFID technology and without. The partners recently executed a Memorandum of Understanding relating to the expansion."
Sensors Employing Combinatorial Artificial Receptors.” RECEPTORS’ patents are currently being applied to the development of diagnostic and sensor platforms for microbial pathogens [ Ed: diseases ] and other biological threats

.." we already envisioned the evolution of our RFID technology from identification to biological applications. This vision began in January 2008,
we believe we can broadly expand these sensor applications to many biological agents and the environment.”
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/verichip-corporationrsquos-healthcare-division-expands,802232.shtml
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090428005725&newsLang=en
http://www.businesswire.com/news/google/20090428005725/en
"RECEPTORS / Affinity
http://www.receptorsllc.com/ CARA platform technology

Diabetes RECEPTORS - -- binding ability
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. & CHASKA, Minn. -... VeriChip Corporation (“VeriChip”) ..., a provider of RFID systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, and its development partner RECEPTORS LLC, a technology company whose AFFINITY by DESIGNchemistry platform can be applied to the development of selective binding products, announced today that a significant milestone has been achieved toward the development of an in vivo glucose-sensing RFID microchip. Upon successful completion of the in vivo glucose-sensing RFID development program, this self-contained, implantable bio-sensing device will, for the first time, have the ability to measure glucose levels in the human body through an external scanner, thereby eliminating the need for diabetics to prick their fingers multiple times per day.
....VeriChip is now RECEPTORS’ exclusive partner.
In the next phase of this program, the optimization of the sensing system components, development of the sensing to electronics signal transduction system and incorporation of the devices biocompatible shield will be developed.
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/verichip-corporation-and-receptors-llc,628938.shtml

Diabetes monitoring 24-7
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090801015.html

Nano sensors for the military; "condition monitoring" ; glucose, lactose--
" Six University of Connecticut faculty members have been working to create a nanosensor, just millimeters in length and width, that will be used to monitor soldiers' glucose and lactose to make sure the soldiers are not exhausted and are receiving proper nutrition."
The silicone nanosensor will be small enough to pass through the tip of a standard hypodermic needle, which will be used to implant the device in the wrist. The soldier will wear a watch-like transmitter that will receive readings of the soldier's glucose and lactose levels.

Glucose is like fuel for soldiers,” Papadimitrakopoulos said. “Lactose is what makes us tired.”
Embedding the sensor is more complex than simply getting a shot in the wrist, because of the body's immune system reaction

After the nanosensor is implanted, the immune system sends “scavenger cells,” she said, to try to eat it. When that fails the immune system cocoons the sensor in fibrous tissue. Unlike pacemakers and defibrillators, nanosensors cannot function while so entombed.
To trick the body into not attacking the sensor, researchers have created a gel coating that contains time-release anti-inflammatory medication. Burgess said they have created a sensor that would stay implanted in a person for at least three months.

Even though both universities are attempting to create nanosensors with the same function, Papadimitrakopoulos isn't worried about Clemson (Univ. South Carolina ) . He said his rival's device, which is about the size of a grain of rice is much larger than the UConn prototype "
Researchers hope that the blossoming technology could also be used in people with diabetes.
“This is more than an Army project, this is an implantable device that tells us something about the physiology of humans,” he said.
http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=eb047d06-f4ad-4598-9c74-fdd0a40ac55d

Richard Sullivan and Peter Zhou : potential for wireless communications

please also see
hopetotheend.com/vpeople.html see # 4 "City Talk "
We're extremely heartened by the remarkable progress made by Dr. Peter Zhou and his entire research team, including professors and their associates at Princeton University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology," said Sullivan. "This technology relates directly to the exploding wireless marketplace. We'll be demonstrating for the first time ever that wireless telecommunications systems and bio-sensor devices -- capable of measuring and transmitting critical body function data -- can be successfully linked together with GPS (global positioning satellite) technology
[ Ed: they were unsucessful at getting a lojack implant; however with Zigbee and mesh networking, they can locate individuals by LEO satellites ( not GPS ) ]
"and integrated with the Internet"
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=17601

Why not monitor all the physiological aspects of humans with multiple sensors ?? --- Ed Gottsman
http://seekingalpha.com/article/54392-why-not-use-animal-sensor-to-monitor-human-health?source=yahoo

BION Microstimulator
The BION, or implanted microstimulator, would work by causing at least one muscle to contract to reduce the vibrations of the airway passage. Multiple microstimulators could be implanted via a needle to stimulate different muscles, and a specific pattern of pulses could be programmed into a chip located in a small device that could be placed by the bed. The power and command signals are transmitted to the microstimulators by a radio frequency magnetic field via a flat coil of wire placed under one’s pillow.
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/ddc55890-b299-11da-ab3e-0000779e2340.html

Alfred Mann Institute ( USC So Cal )
http://ami.usc.edu/

More POWERFUL ThermoLife

New Version Generates 3.6 Times More Power Than Predecessor, Expanding Alternative Energy
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 19, 2005--Applied Digital (NASDAQ:ADSX - News), a leading provider of identification and security technology, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Thermo Life Energy Corp., has developed a next generation, lower impedance Thermo Life that has an electrical power output of 100 uW (38uA) at a 5 degree C temperature gradient. This power output is more than 3.57 times greater than the power output of the previous Thermo Life, which was able to achieve a power output of 28 uW at a 5 degree C temperature gradient. The enhanced power capabilities are expected to expand the number of alternative energy applications available for the technology
Applications

The next generation, lower impedance, round-shaped Thermo Life measures 9.6 mm in diameter and is 35% smaller, by volume, than the previous version. The next generation Thermo Life also offers a more efficient low power output while contributing to a higher conversion efficiency.

Commenting on the achievement, Marc Poulshock, President of Thermo Life Energy Corp., stated, "By achieving a much greater power output level, Thermo Life has become a viable power source for numerous additional low-power, real-world applications, including active RFID tags, sensor networks and ZigBee enabled devices. Now, a small temperature gradient between two sources can create an even greater everlasting power source for these low-power devices. The fact that it can recharge a capacitor, thin film battery or similar power storage component at a rate that is more than 3 1/2 times faster than its predecessor is a remarkable achievement that should create more opportunities as an alternative energy source. This new achievement should permit Thermo Life to play a greater role in removing the enormous hurdle of changing batteries presented by the deployment of thousands of ZigBee enabled devices in a network."
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/051219/20051219005269.html?.v=1

ThermoLife Energy patent
"Low Power Thermoelectric Generator
Thermo Life(TM) is a revolutionary micro-technology device that is the culmination of eight years of research and development. Thermo Life is a new, unique, small and compact Low Power Thermoelectric Generator ("LPTG") and viable energy source for low-powered devices such as micro sensor systems, ZigBee chipsets, wearable electronics, implantable medical devices, active RFID tags and numerous other applications. Wherever a temperature difference exists in any environment, Thermo Life is capable of producing an output power. Even small temperature differences of less than 5 degrees Celsius can provide a source of thermal energy
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/051031/315484.html?.v=1

Mark Poulshock , president of ThermoLife Energy
www.mobilehealthdata.com
VeriChip originally donated a mobile trailer clinic to the Mississippi Department of Health where patients could be treated or implanted or tagged with one of its chips as a way to start an electronic medical record for them, says Mark Poulshock, president of Thermolife Energy, also a subsidiary of Applied Digital. Poulshock helped coordinate the distribution and use of VeriChip supplies to disaster relief
http://www.mobilehealthdata.com/article.cfm?articleid=1636

Thermo Life Energy Launches New Web Site
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 14, 2005--Applied Digital (NASDAQ: ADSX - News), a leading provider of identification and security technology, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Thermo Life Energy has launched a new web site, which contains a corporate overview, product information, a White Paper and a description of applications for the product's use in Government/Military, Ecological/Energy, Medical, Industrial/Commercial and Consumer applications. The web site can be accessed at http://www.poweredbythermolife.com.
Wherever a temperature difference exists in any environment, the autonomous device, Thermo Life(TM), is capable of producing an output power. Even small temperature differences of less than 5 degrees Celsius can provide a source of thermal energy.

Thermo Life(TM) converts heat energy to electrical energy through its thermopile couples using the thermopile principle (Seebeck effect). When both heat couple plates are thermally connected with a heat source and a heat sink, heat flows through thermopiles and is converted directly into electrical energy.
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/051014/145298.html?.v=1

Bionic man
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=15623538&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=bionic-man-name_page.html

MICS Medical Implant Communication Systems
http://www.edn.com/article/CA6309109.html?spacedesc=features

"Intel" inside
http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2005/06/13/medical_sensors/

Whole
In-Body Computerized Sensors, monitored remotely
Referred to in headline as " 999 chip" ? ( no relation to article )
DOCTORS are to implant
computerised sensors into patients to enable them to monitor chronic conditions minute-by-minute from miles away.

The sensors detect tiny changes in metabolism and transmit data, via a mobile phone, to the patient’s doctor....
while being kept under constant watch.

"It has the potential to be developed into a complete body sensor "

The only restriction is that the computer’s low power output means that it needs a receiver — generally a mobile phone [ Ed : a cell phone ] — to be within a metre of the patient to pick up the sensor’s wireless signal from its miniaturised antenna.

The computer in your body can take away anxiety and allow medics to take control of your care from miles away,” said[ Chris ] Toumazou

The aim is also to develop the system so that the sensor can
provide prompts to patients to take medication.
Oracle Software -
Jeremy Nettle, the European healthcare director of Oracle,
The Imperial team has developed four other prototypes that rest on a patient's skin. They include sensors :
1. to detect heart disease,
2. high blood pressure and
3. hypothermia and
4. motion sensors, used to monitor housebound old people.

Scientists in America implanted microchips
containing medical records under the skin of human guinea pigs last year. The records could then be read by a doctor using a scanner.

Another American company has placed a microchip on a pill bottle, which plays back spoken prescription advice through a speaker.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1650905,00.html
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1650905_2,00.html

Jeremy Nettle :
Jeremy Nettle, European Director for Oracle Corporation Healthcare, EMEA.
Key role: Providing clinical expertise to the UK public sector team and provide focused solutions to meet the requirement of a changing and demanding and integrated Healthcare Market across the UK and Europe, special interests are: Medication management, Chronic disease management and corporate performance management.
Previous experience: Business development manager, lead for the public sector within Lockheed Martin UK one of the world's leading System Integration companies, responsibilities included Health care opportunities in both the NHS and MoD.
Led the Lockheed Martin consortia to being short-listed for the National Programme for Information Technology (NPfIT).
http://www.icmcc2005.com/html/nettle.html

Nanometer chips under the skin
National Taiwan University released its groundbreaking study on "Advanced Wireless Medical Monitoring Systems" on Tuesday, reporting on the use of nanometer sized chips which are attached to or inserted under the skin of a person's body and equipped with nanometer electronic technology permitting monitoring of the subject's respiration, heartbeat, blood parameters and the like. At the same time, the data can be transmitted via a wireless network so that the patient's data can be sent to a remote handset and computer platform.

The project integrates wireless networks and computerized artificial intelligence methods to integrate medical monitoring and diagnosis systems functions
it means that even while sitting comfortably at home, a doctor can arrive at a diagnosis from a remote hospital location and provide appropriate care for the patient at home.
SENSORS
sensors, allowing, for example, monitoring of important indicators like protein hardness, coagulation, flexibility and density in cardiac patients. The chips are capable of reading these biophysical signs and nanometer chips can even be used to directly perform tests, do analyses, and transmit the results.
http://english.www.gov.tw/index.jsp?id=13&recid=103217&viewdate=0

Nanotechnology; embedded systems

ESPS Motorola
the development of nanoscale sensors for chem/bio (C/B) detection in the ESPS Center of Excellence
http://nanotechwire.com/news.asp?nid=1412


Thermo Life Energy Corp.
"Low Power Thermoelectric Generator"
Thermo Life(TM) is a micro-technology device that produces power (currently 3V ) by
converting heat into electrical energy, and is the culmination of eight years of research and development. The new generation, round-shaped Thermo Life measures 9.3 mm in diameter, and weighs 230 mg, nearly 50% lighter and smaller than the original Thermo Life device. The new generation Thermo Life also offers a more efficient low power output while contributing to a higher conversion efficiency
Thermo Life™ is a viable energy source for active RFID Tags, ZigBee Chipsets, ( Ed: semi-conductors /platforms) wearable electronics and medical devices.[ Ed : belt receivers etc. ]
.... micro sensor systems, ZigBee chipsets, wearable electronics, implantable medical devices, active RFID tags and numerous other applications. Wherever a temperature difference exists in any environment, Thermo Life is capable of producing an output power. Even small temperature differences of less than 5 degrees Celsius can provide a source of thermal energy.
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20051031005484&newsLang=en
http://www.adsx.com/pressreleases/2005-05-10.html

Ed: the ever-ready bunny ??
As VeriChip - an ( Ed: passive, internal ) RFID Company for People – evolves, Thermo Life™ can be used as an alternative power source for external RFID tags in a healthcare environment providing a lifetime power source and negating the need for a change of batteries.
http://www.adsx.com/pressreleases/2005-05-10.html
Ed: meaning that the Thermo Life implanted in the muscle of the forearm generates enough power supply for active rfid chips placed externally upon the body.
Ed : the muscle in the arm causes excitation that generates the in-arm chip.

Wireless medical devices
Implanted medical devices and on-body sensors are wirelessly connecting with health monitoring tools, providing patient health data in real-time and opening the door for innovative new treatments.

A new 402 to 405MHz medical implant communications service (MICS) frequency band has been allocated for implanted devices. Using MICS, a healthcare provider can establish a high-speed, longer-range - typically two metres - wireless link between an implanted device and a base station.
For example, an ultra low-power rf transceiver in a pacemaker can wirelessly send patient health and device operating data to a bedside rf transceiver. Data is then forwarded from the base station via telephone or the Internet to a doctor.
With
a two-way rf link, doctors can remotely monitor the health of patients and wirelessly adjust the performance of the implanted device, meaning fewer unnecessary hospital visits for the patient

The human body is also not an ideal medium for transmitting an rf wave, with materials such as fat and muscle exhibiting varying resistance to electrical signals.
With in-body sensors, today's reactive healthcare approach will be transformed into a more proactive system. In-body transceivers are currently under development, some with higher data rates (500Kbps) but a shorter operating range of two to four metres. Others are targeting longer-range operation (up to 10 metres) but with much lower data rates in the range of 10 to 50Kbps. All systems must transmit and receive at current well below 10mA at 3V.[ Ed: 3V is the power supplied from Thermo Life conversion ]
http://www.cieonline.co.uk/cie2/articlen.asp?pid=&id=5074

Dr. Halamka's chip [ Dec 2004] was the size of "two grains of rice" ; TWICE the size of the regular VeriChip .
Why ??
One grain of rice for ID ? ...

And another "grain of rice" that contains Thermo Life sensors to report physiological data ?
( eXI - ORBCOMM )
 (COMPUTERWORLD) - An RFID chip the size of two grains of rice and encased in a glass container was implanted in back of the right arm near the elbow of John Halamka, CIO of Harvard Medical School, just before Christmas.
http://www.computerworld.com/hardwaretopics/hardware/story/0,10801,99710,00.html

Halamka : took 15 minutes ( not "five minutes ", as reported by many ... 3 times longer )
"Dr. Halamka reported that the insertion was done in an outpatient setting, taking only 15 minutes."
http://www.findbiometrics.com/viewarticle.php?id=32

Forearm chip is NOT subdermal. It is intra-muscular.
One grain of rice for recording physiology ( body data ) ....
implanted in muscle tissue... not skin tissue
Halamka's experiment is intended to see how the variables of the human body affect the device's functioning and its read rate and whether RFID can be a practical, safe and privacy-respecting technology in today's hospitals.

To be precise, the skin is treated with a sterile iodine solution and the RFID chip is inserted less than one-quarter-of-an-inch into the triceps' fascia, which is a connective tissue that envelops the triceps. Because it rests within the fascia, it is not technically considered subdermal, and it also does not cause the
discoloration typical with subdermal procedures.[ Ed: an external manifestation? ]

NOT easily removed
But if there is some kind of a problem, the method for removing the chip is far more invasive and troublesome than inserting it.
The removal process involves actual surgery,
http://www.evanschuman.com/clips/eweek-28jan05.html

Thermo Life Registered
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/051109/20051109005247.html?.v=1

Biobattery charges implantable devices
the biothermal (thermoelectric) power source for implantable devices, touted as "a lifetime of reliable electrical power for a wide range of implantable medical devices." Based on the thermoelectrics technology that allows generation of electricity as a result of differential temperatures between hot and cold, the company sees a large market ahead for itself:
http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2005/11/biothermal_powe.html

Biophan
http://www.biophan.com/biothermal.php ( Power Point presentation included )

Now VeriChip ID will include temperature sensors
"skin-sensing capabilities"

Body power
Processors that can operate on the power they harvest from deltas in body heat may emerge not too far in the future, according to several semiconductor companies. A 1 temperature difference can supply a system with 2 W of power. The impact of crossing this power threshold is that an electronic embedded system would have virtually unlimited battery power because it could always acquire the power it required from its environment—in this case, a human body.
This feature could enable implantable control systems to remain in a patient's body for longer than the few to 10 years of current implantable systems.
Body movement is another possible source of power for these future low-power systems. A contemporary approach to extending the battery life of implanted systems is to use rechargeable batteries or to place the power supply outside the body. In the case of implantable power systems, this approach often means the patient must periodically remain with a charging station for some time. The benefit the system provides for the patient offsets the inconvenience of being periodically tethered to a charging station. Another method researchers are exploring for recharging implanted batteries involves trickle-charge methods.
Implanted devices
Wireless communication with implanted devices is a growing capability, especially because it avoids the need for a physical interface implanted in the patient's skin. Home-based RF communication within the
MICS (Medical Implant Communication Service) medical-communications band of 402 to 405 MHz for implanted medical devices is replacing inductive communication because it can help a patient avoid an office visit to communicate with the implanted device. The Bluetooth technology is emerging as a future method for wireless connection to implanted devices, especially to create a connection to a cell phone to contact the doctor's office or communicate with the patient

Another way is to place the controller outside the patient and have it wirelessly communicate with the sensors, pumps, and motors that reside within the patient.
http://www.edn.com/article/CA6309109.html?spacedesc=features

Satellite-monitoring ( BIG BROTHER on steroids)
US-based Digital Angel is developing products and services which combine biosensor technology with web-enabled wireless telecommunications linked to Global Positioning Systems.
Accordingly, they can monitor the key body functions of a human or animal, and transmit that data along with accurate location information, to a ground station or monitoring facility so that they can be monitored and tracked by loved ones ( Ed : as well as by unloved ones ) .
Their whereabouts can even be viewed on a map over the internet - sort of like tracking your freight on fedex.com - only this monitors the condition of the person being tracked too
http://www.gizmag.com/go/1167/

Next Generation Thermo Life
Thermo Life produces power (currently 3V) by converting heat energy into electrical energy. The next-generation round-shaped Thermo Life is a micro-technology device that is the culmination of 8 years of research and development. The new round Thermo Life measures 9.3 mm in diameter, and weighs 230 mg, nearly 50% lighter and smaller than the original Thermo Life.

The new Thermo Life design creates a more efficient power output and contributes to higher conversion efficiency. The new design also increases potential applications for Thermo Life such as a viable energy source for active RFID tags, ZigBee Chipsets, wearable electronics, medical devices and micro-sensor systems
With the recent acquisition of eXI wireless, VeriChip Corporation now offers active RFID tags in a healthcare-security environment. As VeriChip - an RFID Company for People - evolves, Thermo Life can be used as an alternative power source for external RFID tags in a healthcare environment providing a lifetime power source and negating the need for a change of batteries.
Commenting on this development, Chairman and CEO of Applied Digital, Scott R. Silverman stated, "This next-generation Thermo Life is a direct result of VeriChip's acquisition of eXI Wireless.
Knowing that the acquisition was in the process, our research and development personnel aimed to improve the Thermo Life product to provide a potential power source for an active RFID tag for People
http://www.wirelessiq.info/content/newsfeed/3197.html

Active tag : skin-sensing capabilities
VeriChip is a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Digital and the only company to provide both implanted and external RFID security solutions for people, their assets, and their environments. From the world's first and only FDA-cleared, human-implantable RFID microchip to the only patented active RFID tag with skin-sensing capabilities, VeriChip leads the way in next-generation RFID technologies. Today, over 3,000 installations worldwide in healthcare, security, industrial, and government markets benefit from both the protection and cost savings VeriChip's innovation delivers.
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050503/35803.html?.v=1

April 28, 2005 : Digital Angel ( animals ) and VeriChip ( humans ) plan :
to initiate clinical studies on an enhanced version of its Verichip implantable radio frequency identification device. The enhanced product will include temperature sensing capabilities in addition to its existing identification capabilities. The companies will retain an independent internationally recognized research institute to conduct the trials. Based upon the results of that study, Digital Angel plans to pursue the necessary regulatory procedures to obtain clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to distribute such a transponder in the United States for human use. In October of 2004, Digital Angel received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to distribute a transponder for patient identification applications
The Verichip with temperature sensing capabilities will allow a transponder to provide a unique identification code as well as to provide the temperature of the individual.
Zigbee standard 802.15.4 remote monitoring and control
Thermo Life negates the need for battery replacement in Zigbee chipsets
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050428/lath095.html?.v=7

What is "Thermo Life " ? your own body heat converted into electrical energy
Thermo Life has entered into a joint venture with Front Edge Technology. The technology solution presented through this joint venture portrays Thermo Life's body-heat, thermoelectric generator as creating constant electricity whose flow is contingent upon body heat.
http://www.adsx.com/prodservpart/thermolife.html ( no longer working )


PVM -- Personal Verification Microchip
VeriChip promoted in London
International Audience Will Also See First-Ever Demonstration of Implantable Temperature-Sensing Microchip and Learn about Potential Human Healthcare Applications
PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2003-- Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:
ADSX - News) an advanced technology development company, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, VeriChip Corporation, has been invited to make two presentations at the upcoming IDTechEx
"
Smart Tagging in Healthcare" conference in London.

Dr. Richard Seelig, Vice President of Medical Applications for VeriChip Corporation, will provide a live demonstration of VeriChip(TM) and discuss its potential healthcare applications - which are subject to regulation by the US Food and Drug Administration

Ed. note :VeriChip here is combined with thermo life, a body-heat sensing chip which will allow for :

Chemotherapy treatment management
Chronic infection monitoring
Organ transplantation treatment management
Infertility management
Postoperative monitoring
Critical care monitoring
Medication monitoring
Response to treatment evaluation
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/030425/255060_1.html

Smart Tagging in HealthCare
This new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) microchip has similar dimensions and performance characteristics as VeriChip, but it can also obtain and transmit body temperature data. In the live demonstration, a volunteer placed the microchip just behind her ear then passed the handheld scanner over the chip to instantly obtain her temperature reading. Human healthcare applications of this technology are subject to appropriate regulations in the US and other jurisdictions.
http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&refer=conews&tkr=ADSX:US&sid=ajfYPLwF9RrU

Dr. Seelig will also provide the first-ever public demonstration of a new temperature-sensing microchip technology, marketed, patented and first announced by Digital Angel Corporation (AMEX: DOC) in February 2003. This new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) microchip has similar dimensions and performance characteristics as VeriChip, but it can also obtain and transmit body temperature data.
http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&refer=conews&tkr=ADSX:US&sid=a9lHBfagMDAQ

Ceramic Battery charged by body heat
Perhaps the most exotic source of micropower is also one closest to us. Applied Digital Solutions, based in Palm Beach, Fla., is commercializing a power generator that draws energy from the human body. Even when you’re sitting on the sofa.
Thermo Life is based on thermoelectrics, a classic means for converting the flow of heat from a warm surface to a colder one into electrical energy.

According to chief scientist Peter Zhou, the one-half-square-centimeter ceramic Thermo Life thermoelectric device can generate approximately 40 microwatts based on a 5-degree difference in temperature. After the device converts the body heat into electricity, Zhou explains, it flows for safekeeping into a NanoEnergy battery, a thin-film battery developed by Front Edge Technology.

In November, Applied Digital Solutions announced its first order for Thermo Life, providing no details other than that “the order came from a recognized leader and one of the largest companies in the design, development, marketing and distribution of watches and accessories.” Future applications Zhou envisions include wearable or implantable medical devices that are self-powered.“The body is a great generator,” he says. “It provides power for as long as you’re alive.”
http://www.smalltimes.com/document_display.cfm?document_id=3730
and
http://www.smalltimesmedia.com/document_display.cfm?section_id=93&document_id=3730

Dr. Peter Zhou and thermoelectrics
Our new approach has given a fingernail-sized battery that generates 1.5 V of electricity at 10 A, based on a 5–10F temperature gradient,” he says, adding that the company will soon be able to produce a 3-V model using the same technique.
“combination of advanced biosensor technology and Web-enabled wireless telecommunications linked to Global Positioning Systems (GPS).” The products are based on portable devices that monitor patient vital signs and transmit these data, along with a GPS signal, to remote monitoring centres. According to Zhou, the miniature battery created so much interest that the company decided to introduce it as a stand-alone product.
http://www.devicelink.com/emdm/archive/01/11/indnews2.html
and
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27655

Thermo-Life ... thermoelectric generator
"Applied Digital Solutions can get under your skin. The company is gaining notoriety for its VeriChip technology -- computer chips that can be embedded under the skin and read by a remote sensor to check vital signs and diagnose medial problems. [ thermo-life ]

Thermo-Life generator for biosensors can relay present medical conditions: .
"Applied Digital has also developed Thermo Life, a tiny thermoelectric generator that turns body heat into electricity to power small medical devices and mobile electronic gear" [ biosensors] .

The company has a 52% stake in InfoTech USA (formerly SysComm International), a provider of information technology services."
http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/external/cobrands.hoovers.com/global/cobrands/ap/factsheet.xhtml?Ticker=ADSX
purple and emphasis , this editor

Medical chip : "Bio-thermal" registering body temperature
Ingo Stark heads "Thermo Life Energy Corporation"
Thermo Life - a half-inch diameter, ceramic-based "battery" - is a solid-state device that would never require replenishment.
While at DTS, Dr. Stark specialized in the development of thin-film, low-power thermoelectric generators that have the ability to convert thermal energy directly into electrical energy. The low-power thermoelectric generator (LPTG) is a new, self-sufficient energy source for micro and sensor systems in consumer and industrial applications. The LPTG device creates relatively high electrical energy output at a very low heat flow. This makes it possible to use the difference between body temperature and environmental temperature to generate useful electrical power. In addition, the thin-film technology offers a cost-efficient process for mass production. Examples of these applications include electronic wristwatches, electronic heat-cost allocators, active transponders, self-sufficiently powered temperature displays, self-sufficiently powered temperature warning systems, and recharging of mobile electronics.

Dr. Stark was also involved in the creation of infrared sensors utilizing the same flat, space-saving and "robust" device construction found in the LPTG. Applications include various household appliances, motion detectors, air conditioning, electronic heat-cost allocators, temperature monitoring, and air-measurement equipment. http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/030520/205460_1.html

Frank Lalley and Thermo Life see hopetotheend.com/gov.html
Mr. Lalley joined Applied Digital's Computer Equity subsidiary in January 2002 after a distinguished, 35-year career in the federal government. Most recently, Mr. Lalley served as Assistant Commissioner for Service Delivery in the General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service. Last May, Mr. Lalley acquired the additional title of Vice President for Government Solutions, a position aimed at meeting government needs for the Company's advanced technology products, such as VeriChip(TM), Thermo Life(TM) and Digital Angel(TM).

Commenting on Lalley's appointment, Silverman, Applied Digital's president, said: "With the attention that VeriChip, Digital Angel and Thermo Life have attracted from all levels of government, it was imperative to bring in someone with Frank Lalley's extensive experience and reputation for effective leadership in the public sector. His knowledge, expertise and vast network of governmental contacts will help enormously as we respond to the needs of various government agencies for our advanced technology solutions. We're delighted that Frank has agreed to take on this added responsibility and we're confident that this expansion of his role within Applied Digital will help us seize significant growth opportunities in the public sector."
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27655

J. Michael Norris heads technology division
Mr. Norris will chair the new Technology Committee of the Board of Directors and will also serve as an independent director on its Audit Committee
The Board's new technology committee will play an active role in the continued development and marketing of VeriChip, ThermoLife and future technologies.

It [ adsx] has made great progress in the past year and appears to be poised for great things in 2004 and beyond. The VeriChip technology is revolutionary and can change the way financial services, security and healthcare will be viewed in the coming decade
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/040113/135341_1.html


" Wander Alert" ( Digital Angel to the rescue)
Place transponder on "wanted" subject;
"Wander-alert" signals when subject is "out of bounds"; Subject is "tracked by authorized people"
Call is made into 24 / 7 base near Washington D.C. (Owings, Maryland); networked with web-enabled wireless telecommunication linked to GPS.
Transmits temperature and heart rate of subject.
Subject soon found and made captive.

The new lightweight units will offer three alert modes initially:
1. Emergency Alert (subscriber sends alert);
2. WanderAlert
(signals when subscriber has violated pre-set geographical boundaries for use with parole monitoring or Alzheimer's patients, for example) and
3. Low BatteryAlert (signals when less 30 minutes of power are left).

On March 27, 2002, Digital Angel Corporation completed a merger with Medical Advisory Systems, Inc., which for two decades has operated a 24/7, physician-staffed response center in Owings, Maryland. Prior to the merger, Digital Angel Corporation was a 93% owned subsidiary of Applied Digital Solutions, Inc., which now is a beneficial owner of a majority position in the company. Digital Angel(TM) technology represents the first- ever combination of advanced sensors and Web-enabled wireless telecommunications linked to Global Positioning Systems (GPS). By utilizing advanced sensor capabilities, Digital Angel is able to monitor key functions -- such as ambient temperature and physical movement -- and transmit that data, along with accurate emergency location information, to a ground station or monitoring facility. The company also invented, manufactures and markets implantable identification microchips the size of a grain of rice for use in humans, companion pets, fish, and
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030109/nyth115_1.html

Tagging because of dementia ( alzheimers)
http://ageing.oupjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/33/3/304


Digital Angel and Applied Digital S working together .....

"Lab-on-a-chip dispensing drugs

Digital Angel seeks to combine biosensor with Verichip
Other companies are developing implantable biosensors that track blood glucose levels and deliver insulin. MicroChips is testing a chip implant that offers long-term, time-controlled drug delivery. Digital Angel has discussed merging its external biosensors with the VeriChip, an implantable microprocessor
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1131605,00.asp


Sensors

Pulstar

http://i-newswire.com/pr4083.html


For HUMANS:
Thermo Life... body-heat sensing chip-implant (biosensor)
Digital Angel --- maker of sensors

What is "
Thermo Life" -- for humans, by Applied Digital
Thermo Life is a miniaturized, thermoelectric generator powered by body heat. On July 9, 2002, the Company announced that it had achieved an important breakthrough: 3.0-volts of electrical power successfully generated by
Thermo Life in laboratory tests. The Company believes Thermo Life technology has a wide variety of potential uses, including the powering of various electronic devices, wristwatches, medical devices, smoke detectors
and other heat-related sensors. If Thermo Life performs as expected in commercial applications, this technology could effectively eliminate the need to periodically replace the power source of these devices. Thermo Life technology can also provide an independent, heat-generated power source for security related sensors. Thermo Life Energy Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Digital Solutions.
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/030515/155287_1.html
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2478481a28,00.html
http://www.masonweaver.com/december_19.htm

Ingo Stark heads "Thermo Life Energy Corporation"
Thermo Life - a half-inch diameter, ceramic-based "battery" - is a solid-state device that would never require replenishment.
While at DTS, Dr. Stark specialized in the development of thin-film, low-power thermoelectric generators that have the ability to convert thermal energy directly into electrical energy. The low-power thermoelectric generator (LPTG) is a new, self-sufficient energy source for micro and sensor systems in consumer and industrial applications. The LPTG device creates relatively high electrical energy output at a very low heat flow. This makes it possible to use the difference between body temperature and environmental temperature to generate useful electrical power. In addition, the thin-film technology offers a cost-efficient process for mass production. Examples of these applications include electronic wristwatches, electronic heat-cost allocators, active transponders, self-sufficiently powered temperature displays, self-sufficiently powered temperature warning systems, and recharging of mobile electronics.

Dr. Stark was also involved in the creation of infrared sensors utilizing the same flat, space-saving and "robust" device construction found in the LPTG. Applications include various household appliances, motion detectors, air conditioning, electronic heat-cost allocators, temperature monitoring, and air-measurement equipment. http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/030520/205460_1.html

Thermo life chip to be placed behind the ear
This new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) microchip has similar dimensions and performance characteristics as VeriChip, but it can also obtain and transmit body temperature data. In the live demonstration, a volunteer placed the microchip just behind her ear then passed the handheld scanner over the chip to instantly obtain her temperature reading. Human healthcare applications of this technology are subject to appropriate regulations in the US and other jurisdictions.
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/030430/305302_1.html

Thermal biosensor for HUMANS ( Thermo-Life)
The London conference will mark the company's shift from marketing the chip for animals
to also marketing it for human use.
( Ed. note :Sounds like a drug delivery system ... "pharmakia" Revelation 9:21 )
Applied says its new BioTherm ( Ed. note: actually "Thermo Life" ) chip has applications relevant to chemotherapy-treatment management, chronic-infection monitoring, organ transplantation treatment management, infertility management, postoperative monitoring, critical-care monitoring, medication monitoring and response to treatment evaluation.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=32286

Thermal Bio-sensor
Bio-Thermo [ for animals ] is the Company's first fully integrated implantable bio-sensing microchip that can transmit a signal containing accurate temperature readings to the Company's proprietary RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) scanners. The technology has received written clearances from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
. Digital Angel(TM) technology represents the first-ever combination of advanced sensors and Web-enabled wireless telecommunications linked to Global Positioning Systems (GPS). By utilizing advanced sensor capabilities, Digital Angel is able to monitor key functions -- such as ambient temperature and physical movement -- and transmit that data, along with accurate emergency location information, to a ground station or monitoring facility.

The company also invented, manufactures and markets implantable identification microchips the size of a grain of rice for use in humans, companion pets, fish, and livestock. Digital Angel Corp. owns the patents for its inventions in all applications of the implantable microchip technology for humans and animals. For more information about Digital Angel Corp., visit www.DigitalAngelCorp.com.
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030421/nym121_1.html


Internal Battery

ADS Miniature Thermoelectric Generator powered by body heat ---- 3.0 volts
Thermo Life Energy Corporation
Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSXE) today announced that it has achieved its goal of generating 3.0 volts of electrical power from Thermo Life™ -- a miniaturized, thermoelectric generator powered by body heat.

it [adsx] has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire DTS, the German research company that pioneered the development of the original (Thermo Life) technology. This acquisition is subject to further due diligence and necessary approvals.
To Applied Digital’s knowledge, DTS is the only company in the world that is able to produce a low-power thermoelectric generator (LPTG) using thin-film technology.
The product creates relatively high electrical energy output at a very low heat flow. This makes it possible to use the difference between body temperature and environmental temperature to generate useful electrical power.


Thermo Life Energy Corporation is now focusing on the mass manufacturing process, continued research and development, and working with potential licensees, customers and partners. Upon closing the DTS transaction, we are proud to say that its founders and the developers of this breakthrough technology –
Dr. Matthias Stordeur and Dr. Ingo Stark – plan to join our advanced technology research and development team.”


The low-power thermoelectric generator (LPTG) is a new, self-sufficient energy source for
micro and sensor systems in consumer and industrial applications. Examples of these applications include electronic wristwatches, electronic heat-cost allocators, active transponders, self-sufficiently powered temperature displays, self-sufficiently powered temperature warning systems, and recharging of mobile electronics.

http://www.adsx.com/news/2002/070902.html
http://zeus.bergen.org/ISTF/0183/thermo2.html

Battery runs on body heat
And its dependence on body heat gives it the further advantage of reliability, since it effectively eliminates the need to periodically replace power sources.
Due to its low power output, the battery is best suited for noncontinuous operation in devices such as alarms, where energy can be stored and released intermittently. Nerve stimulation and other applications relying on “standby” devices are also expected to benefit from the technology.
http://www.equipmentworldindia.com/Article.asp?Id=38

Generator Powered by Heat ( scroll down)
The company currently has plans to develop a battery capable of generating 3 volts of electricity with 10 microns. It also plans to integrate the batteries into its Digital Angel products. Scheduled to launch in November 2001, Digital Angel products combine biosensor technology and web-enabled wireless telecommunications linked to Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Digital Angel monitors body functions, such as temperature and pulse, and transmits that data, along with accurate location information, to a ground station or monitoring facility.
http://www.tomshardware.com/technews/20011002.html

Self-generating Body-batteries
Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSXE - News) today announced that it has achieved its goal of generating 3.0 volts of electrical power from Thermo Life(TM) -- a miniaturized, thermoelectric generator powered by body heat.
Thermo Life -- a half-inch diameter, ceramic-based "battery" -- is a solid-state device that would never require replenishment. The Company believes that Thermo Life technology has a wide variety of potential uses that include the powering of electronic devices, wristwatches, medical devices, smoke detectors and other heat-related sensors. If Thermo Life performs as expected in commercial applications, this technology could effectively eliminate the need to periodically replace the power source of these devices.
Thermo Life technology can also provide an independent, heat-generated power source for security related sensors.
Commenting on these developments, Applied Digital Solutions' President, Scott R. Silverman, stated: "When we first announced Thermo Life last October, we recognized the broad applications for such a product in mass distribution. With Digital Angel(TM) and VeriChip(TM) already underway, the time is ripe to accelerate the development and commercialization of Thermo Life.

Applied Digital Solutions (Nasdaq: ADSXE - News) is an advanced technology development company that focuses on a range of life-enhancing, personal safeguard technologies, early warning alert systems, miniaturized power sources and security monitoring systems combined with the comprehensive data management services required to support them. Through its Advanced Technology Group, the company specializes in security-related data collection, value-added data intelligence and complex data delivery systems for a wide variety of end users including commercial operations, government agencies and consumers. Applied Digital Solutions is the beneficial owner of a majority position in Digital Angel Corporation (Amex: DOC - News). For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.adsx.com.
The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstan
ces.
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/020709/92200_1.html

Body Heat--The New Wireless Power Source
http://216.239.33.104/search?q=cache:XvMASvvkmY4J:sci.newsfactor.com/perl/story/13874.html+Body+Heat--The+New+Wire
less+Power+Source&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Body heat battery
www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/stories/2001/10/01/daily7.html?jst=s_rs_hl


Just Plain Sensors

During the
Great Tribulation, Believers and Resisters will have to survive in the wilderness . The System is filling up the wilderness with sensors that will enable them to track movement and voice.

Sensors in the Wilderness can see and hear you
Cell phones are making it easier for legitimate hunters to snitch on poachers through Colorado's Operation Game Thief (OGT) program and computerized hunting license information provides proof of license fraud
Wildlife law officers are watching and listening with technology as good or better than anything CIA and KGB spies used during the Cold War. Laboratory detectives are clinching cases with DNA evidence collected from suspected poached animals.
During the six days, Bechaver and two undercover wildlife officers spied on the poachers with radio scanners, digital voice recorders, hidden video cameras with motion sensors and global positioning systems. Investigators also used DNA evidence to analyze kill sites and studied the group's hunting history on the wildlife agency's computer system.
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/recreation_columnists/article/0,1299,DRMN_85_3317115,00.html


Networking sensors in everything from Intel

tiny sensor chips that network with each other - inside everything on earth
smart dust - fleck-sized wireless sensors intelligent enough to organize themselves into autonomous networks. Dropped from a passing helicopter, the sensors could spy on enemy movements or detect a hidden stash of mustard gas.
Tennenhouse left Darpa in 1999 to found Intel Research, the semiconductor giant's stab at offbeat R&D.
The company now foresees networks consisting of thousands of motes, located wherever there's a need for data collection, streaming real-time data to one another and to central servers. Intel imagines the day when every assembly line, soybean field, and nursing home on the planet will be peppered with motes,
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.12/intel.html?tw=wn_tophead_5

Sensors that monitor carbon dioxide in breathing
Comments from NSF: "The potential impact of this device is huge. This technology could lead to a low-cost, small-size, low-power carbon dioxide sensor.
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-11/nsf-mlo111004.php

http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/medicine_health/report-36064.html

http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20041025.gtbuildoct25/BNStory/Technology/


Sandia and Texas team up for sensors (for security, terrorism)
The UT institutions at Arlington and Dallas also have programs that dovetail with continuing research at Sandia in nanotechnology, microtechnology, biotechnology and engineering sciences.
Other areas of joint research will include materials research; chemical, thermal, radiation and biological sensors; computational science and engineering; and energy generation, storage and conversion.
The laboratory, owned by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, has worked with universities for years, including the UT-Austin campus.
http://www.interestalert.com/brand/siteia.shtml?Story=st/sn/03190000aaa052a2.upi&Sys=epairel&Type=News&Fid=HIGHTECH&Filter=High%20Tech

BioWatch...Homeland Security's germ detector --
By Deborah Charles
AIR QUALITY
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has set up a $60 million network to help detect a biological attack
in 31 cities across the country, Homeland Security officials said on Friday.
The BioWatch system collects air samples at about a dozen sites in each of the cities. The samples are then checked for potentially deadly diseases that could be used in a biological attack.
The program costs about $2 million per year per city, much of which is spent in labor costs, Albright said.
BioWatch is funded by Homeland Security, and has been operating since early 2003
The department set up BioWatch sensors at many of the Environmental Protection Agency's air quality monitoring stations. The laboratory analysis is done in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3825827

Learning to live with Biosensors

But many companies are now combining the tags with sensors that can detect the presence of biological and chemical agents, or signal that a perishable item has expired. By doing so, they hope to gussy up the controversial technology as an essential terrorism-fighting tool.
"Safe Check" --- supply-chain auditing system; seeking antiterrorism classification from Homeland Security

Bacteriophage-based RFID biosensor
Auburn University's Detection and Food Safety Center, which is partly funded by food companies, is leading much of the research into RFID biosensors. AU scientists are coating microscopic structures -- one a cantilever less than 100 microns long -- with bacteriophages, viruses that bind with anthrax and other biological and chemical agents. When an agent binds with the phage coating, the cantilever produces a signal for transmission to a handheld RFID receiver.

AU assistant professor Barton Prorok, who is working on the biosensors, wants to combine the tiny sensor, a transducer and a computer chip on a stamp-size RFID tag, which can operate submerged inside a milk bottle, or in the juice at the bottom of a meat package.

"Fresh Alert" signals when foods deteriorate (made by Infratab)

http://www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,60156,00.html


Articles of Interest :

Electrodes in the brain respond to thought
http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/05/03/issue/feature_implant.asp

That blue shower cap is actually stretchable nylon mesh, polka-dotted with 64 round white electrodes that eavesdrop on the electrical activity near the surface of my brain. They pass their measurements to a computer, which calculates the strength of one particular rhythm, called the "beta" rhythm. And the computer tells that little red box to either rise or fall, depending on how strong my beta rhythm is from moment to moment.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/tech/2005/apr/04/040405222.html

Brain Chip
http://www.emptytomb.org/mb/22evaluationa.php

Zigbee: Wireless monitoring and control

http://www.zigbee.org . and http://www.zigbee.org/en/about/
A spread-frequency digital communications system is really useful (802.15.4 standard).
http://developers.slashdot.org/developers/04/12/14/1910255.shtml?tid=193


Salvation hopetotheend.com/sal.html

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