Near-field communication (NFC) is a technology that is still yet to take off despite showing much promise in recent years. The technology allows devices share data with others in close proximity which can be useful for sharing contacts, or even making mobile payments without cash or even a card.
The technology has been included in a number of Android and Windows smartphones recently (notably not iPhones yet), but people still use the technology sparingly. But what if you didn’t even need to get out your phone to make use of NFC? What if you had the chip embedded directly beneath your skin so you could exchange contacts with a handshake, or even possibly make a payment or open a locked door with the tap of a finger?
Well the xNT implantable NFC chip from Dangerous Things will be making some of the possibilities a reality, with their fundraising campaign on Indiegogo now nearly reaching its £8000 target. For those into biohacking, the tiny device will measure 2x12mm, with fully NFC Type 2 compliant RFID tag will encased in a cylindrical Schott 8625 bioglass ampule and sterilized in ethylene oxide gas.