Source: WCCTV

Source: WCCTV

“…Many organisations worldwide are benefiting from the positive advantages of body worn camera technology, however without adequate knowledge, training and technical capability of the equipment there can be challenges relating to privacy, data security and video integrity.”

“…WCCTV provided Network Rail with the WCCTV Body Worn Camera (Connect), which delivers live transmission of video, alarms and GPS location information via wireless networks, including 4G, 3G and Wi-Fi.”

Read more at https://www.wcctv.com/case-study-network-rail/



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"...Westpac PayWear uses the same contactless payment technology as your Debit Mastercard®. You simply tap the accessory wherever contactless payments are accepted and the transaction will be debited from your everyday bank account....In early 2018, our Westpac PayWear Designer range will be available. We are collaborating with iconic Australian designers who are designing unique accessories to suit different tastes, preferences and styles."

Read more - https://www.westpac.com.au/personal-banking/mobile-wallets/paywear

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"...An instrument no bigger than an inhaler lodges a needle into the back of Benigeri’s arm. Woo removes his hand to reveal a white plate sitting just above the implant. Benigeri smiles.
Read more at https://www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-biohacking-continuous-glucose-monitors-2017-1#To0MjhyLcHHBIhcD.99

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"...ORA™ 2 is the world’s most intelligent oral sex simulator, offering a thrilling, teasing, better-than-real sensation of oral sex that will have you coming back for more each and every time." - https://www.lelo.com/ora-2

Read more about networked teledildonics at http://gizmodo.com/tag/teledildonics

Also http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/05/03/socially-connected-sex-toys-agenda-marketers-get-bed-teledildonics

Axon creates connected technologies for truth in public safety.

"....TASER and Microsoft have formed a unique partnership that brings together two powerful technology platforms to meet the unique needs of law enforcement today. With unmatched technology innovation and industry-leading security, the partnership is enabling transformation in public safety practices while also promoting greater transparency and trust between law enforcement and private citizens."

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This man knows a lot about what is happening in this area - https://ccj.asu.edu/content/michael-white

The EpiCentre - https://epicenterstockholm.com/

Part of the Urban Escape initiative - http://urbanescape.se/

It's old news but some readers may have missed it - http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/stockholm-office-workers-epicenter-implanted-microchips-pay-their-lunch-1486045

Then there's the cyborg group in Stokholm.

Read more on them here - http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30144072

The American Medical Association (AMA) code of ethics released in 2007 to protect patients' receiving RFID implants emerged following an evaluation by the AMA's council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) which discussed ethical issues relating to using RFID implants for medical purposes.

Opinion 2.40 - Radio Frequency ID Devices in Humans

Radio frequency identification (RFID) devices may help to identify patients, thereby improving the safety and efficiency of patient care, and may be used to enable secure access to patient clinical information. However, their efficacy and security have not been established. Therefore, physicians implanting such devices should take certain precautions:

(1) The informed consent process must include disclosure of medical uncertainties associated with these devices.

(2) Physicians should strive to protect patients’ privacy by storing confidential information only on RFID devices with informational security similar to that required of medical records.

(3) Physicians should support research into the safety, efficacy, and potential non-medical uses of RFID devices in human beings. (I, III, V)

"...We've been putting chips in animals for 20 years," he points out. Now it is the turn of the humans."

"...Schools across the nation are slowly adopting them as well, despite the Northside district quietly deciding last month to discontinue RFID chips on the grounds that they were ineffective."

Begs the questions as to whether they will re-instate the program when the efficiencies are achieved and boot the student back out again.

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Transient

"...I still don’t think I’ll have wasted my time. There’s something poetic about having the present so firmly fixed into you that you can feel it become the past. I don’t have any interest in artistic or even visible body modification; there’s already enough pressure around figuring out how to look and dress. But give me something with even the thinnest veneer of usefulness, and I don’t care whether it makes any practical sense. It’s a symbolic way to declare my apostasy from nature, a first step towards becoming something that evolutionary psychologists can’t neatly box up with stories about cavemen and cavewomen. Maybe this is what being very slightly posthuman is — being able to get a new ability and say, "What’s the big deal?"

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"“Glass is very aware of the user,” he said. “There’s consequences to that, and things to consider and be careful about. But there’s also opportunity for a computer that’s very close to the person.”"

"Google has big hopes for its Glass head-mounted computer, chief among them a desire to make the unit smaller and more comfortable to wear.
Those were just a couple of the goals for a polished version of the device laid out Tuesday by Babak Parviz, the creator of Glass, who is also the director of Google’s “X” special projects division.
“Essentially we’d like to make the technology disappear,” he said during a conference on wearable technology in San Francisco.
“It should be non-intrusive” and as comfortable to wear as regular glasses or a wristwatch, he said.
Shrinking the unit would require advances in optics and photonics, he said. More computing power is also needed to make the device faster at answering people’s questions on the fly, Parviz said.

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"...CA7CH Lightbox is a fun new way to snap pictures, stream short videos and share your life with friends. Live and hands-free, CA7CH Lightbox brings together a miniature wearable camera, your smart phone, and the internet to create a new way of sharing engaging moments with others."

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In 2010, MG Michael and I began to write a book chapter for Jeremy Pitt of Imperial College London where we referred to the ultimate sensor-- the iPlant. See: http://works.bepress.com/kmichael/228/ titled: "Implementing Namebers Using Microchip Implants: The Black Box Beneath The Skin" which appeared in This Pervasive Day.

iDermal (video below) seems to be conveying the idea of a "contactable" human-computer interface. This is where the skin becomes the interface for digital technology.

Having studied the domain of smart cards in relation to automatic teller machines (ATMs) this video brought back some very interesting allusions. Note the FOUR contact points being made here by the body-modder to facilitate wearability. Is that the future we are to ponder? Is that the "jack in" we are to expect with emerging applications and services? The comments that bloggers have upload are extremely pertinent. One of these reads:

"Liz Vaughn - 2 weeks ago
What an idiot! As a piercer he should realize the damage that A- putting something that can't be thoroughly sterilized and B- the weight of something like that, can do to any fresh piercing, let alone sub anchors. Ugh. It's also illegal in several states (including NJ) to use a biopsy punch."

This comment is preceded by this one:

          "Courtney Hart - 4 months ago
Guys! Calm down! I was at Dynasty Tattoo today to get pierced by Dave and he doesn't have the iDermal in anymore. He simply wanted to create a "strapless watch" and invent a new body modification. He had no intention to keep it I'm sure so everyone just calm down. He's an Awesome , social, and funny guy, and I will definitely be going back to him."
 Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKVNVoBScFA

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKVNVoBScFA

Transient
Transient
 Source: Dave Hurban

Source: Dave Hurban

Some of you might find the following image of interest- it was created by Michael, Michael & Abbas in 2009 and adapted by Michael, Michael & Perakslis in 2013. Note the lowest common denominator of tracking is the sensor view that MG Michael and I dubbed "iPlant".

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The word "iPlant" was chosen as the preferred term for an implantable device having studied both Apple's and NTT Docomo's former product line. E.g. i-mode, i-appli, i-area, i-channel, iD; and Apple's including iTunes, iPod, iLife, iSight, iWork, iPhone, iPad. The collage (see below) was created for the FET11 conference: http://works.bepress.com/kmichael/220/ titled: "Heaven and Hell: Visions for Pervasive Adaptation".

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 Image:  IT News

Image: IT News

“We are going to have a lot of fun around the information management aspects of body worn video – let alone the more prosaic problem of how am I going to get this stuff from the field to a central repository with as few moving parts as possible."

Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/387109,nsw-police-cio-prepares-for-copper-cam-data-deluge.aspx#ixzz33S4pamm6

Transient

"The NSW Government has announced a $4 million rollout of military-style "body cams" - lightweight, miniature video cameras clipped to uniforms, helmets or vehicles - to record evidence during incidents.

A spokeswoman for WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan said cameras were already used in WA by motorcycle patrol officers, who often worked alone, and in advance-traffic management vehicles. She said Mr O'Callaghan had considered body cameras being used more broadly by WA Police officers but hinted at a cost-benefit analysis before any final decision.

"The value of using body cams for more routine police work has to be weighed against the cost of maintaining a system for recording, storage and retrieval of thousands of gigabytes of data and the complexity of maintaining security protocols around access," she said."

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 Source: Fjord

Source: Fjord

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