August 24, 2018 06:04 PM
Last year, KSTP reported on a Wisconsin company that microchipped its employees
A year later, the Three Square Market is still at it, and it's using the technology for a whole lot more.
"We've been in touch with NASCAR, with baseball stadiums," Three Square Market President Todd Westby said Friday. "We've gotten in doors that we would have never gotten in before."
Previously, Westby demonstrated how the microchips are being used to buy snacks, open doors and log onto computers. However, the company is now expanding its use of the technology.
"I scanned my hand and here's my driver's license information," Westby said, holding up his phone.
Westby added the company is using the chips less but is continuing to explore the use of the technology.
"The microchip is a big talking point, but it's not practical right now," Westby said. "What is practical is RFID bracelets."
Because of this, Three Square Market is branching out. The company has developed a system where people on probation can wear a wristband instead of an ankle bracelet. The company has also created a system that is being used in an Indian hospital that proves doctors have washed their hands.
While the company is branching out its technology, it continues to microchip employees.
On Friday afternoon, developer David Vazquez had a microchip implanted.
He plans to use it to log onto his computer, shop, open doors and whatever else the future may bring.
"Part of the gang now," he said. "I'm excited."
Updated: August 24, 2018 06:04 PM
Created: August 24, 2018 03:57 PM
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