It’s here! The first ever person to pass through airport customs with an implant inserted into his body.According to the DailyMail: We could be passing through airport security and boarding planes with just a wave of the hand in the future if an experiment by one Swedish technology expert takes off.Andreas Sjöström implanted a microchip in his hand and uploaded his Scandinavian Airlines flight booking to it to board a plane out of Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Paris.He used the implant to check into an airport lounge and go through the security checks. It is believed to be the first time anyone has boarded a flight this way – with the flick of a wrist.The chips can be bought for as little as £50, and in this case could be inserted underneath the skin by syringe, as it was the size of a grain of rice.
the biggest surprise was the feeling of being able to identify myself without anything other than my body © press
‘The biggest surprise was the feeling of being able to identify myself without anything other than my body.
Speaking to Mic, Andreas Sjöström, vice president of digital for technology consulting company Sogeti, said: ‘The system reacts as if you have the ordinary NFC sticker from the airline, so you’re eligible to pass through and it recognizes who you are. ‘The biggest surprise was the feeling of being able to identify myself without anything other than my body.’I didn’t have to pull out anything. It gave me a new sensation, sort of a pre-notion of what it will be like in the future when we don’t have to reach out with physical objects to accomplish things.’Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has provided NFC tags to EuroBonus Gold members for a long time. The tag contains only the EuroBonus ID, in an encrypted format. Only SAS can write valid EuroBonus ID data to NFC tags. When traveling, you are always required to provide a valid ID when requested. Writing on Youtube where Sjöström shared the video of his successful experiment, he said: ‘A few weeks ago I had an NFC chip implanted into my hand, just beneath the skin.’In this video I use the chip to pass through Stockholm Arlanda airport, through security, at the lounge, and finally through the gate to the aircraft.