A Swedish startup has introduced a KOVID passport in the form of a microchip and claims that it is the easiest way to access information about the status of vaccinated people.
Startup Epicenter from Stockholm has introduced a new way of wearing KOVID passports – embedded as a microchip under the skin of the hand. Thus, the implanted passport could be read on any device that contains NFC (near-field communication) technology, which is used for contactless payment and unlocking of doors without keys.
Epicentar’s distribution manager, Hans Sjoblad, showed in a video how the microchip works on itself, because it has the chip embedded under the skin of the hand, and all it has to do is go through that part of the sleeve with the phone and it will show information that he has been vaccinated.
“Implants are a very versatile technology that can be used in a variety of ways and at the moment it is very convenient to have a COVID passport always at hand,” Seoblad said in a statement.
Vaccines against KOVID-19 began to be distributed worldwide at the end of last year, and in the second half of the year many countries in the world introduced KOVID-passports or passports, without which people could not attend certain events, enter public institutions or to travel abroad.
Epicenter wants to make KOVID information as accessible as possible. Their microchip is placed under the skin or in the forearm or between the thumb and forefinger. Sjoblad says that the implant procedure is completely reversible and that there is no need for a special application on the phone.