Lend me your arms: The use and implications of humancentric RFID

Amelia Masters, Katina Michael

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Recent developments in the area of RFID have seen the technology expand from its role in industrial and animal tagging applications, to being implantable in humans. With a gap in literature identified between current technological development and future humancentric possibility, little has been previously known about the nature of contemporary humancentric applications. By employing usability context analyses in control, convenience and care-related application areas, we begin to piece together a cohesive view of the current development state of humancentric RFID, as detached from predictive conjecture. This is supplemented by an understanding of the market-based, social and ethical concerns which plague the technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-39
Number of pages11
JournalElectronic Commerce Research and Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Chip implants
  • Data security
  • Ethics
  • Humancentric applications
  • Location tracking
  • Personal privacy
  • Radio-frequency identification
  • Transponders
  • Usability context analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Marketing
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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