A company in Wisconsin will be the first in the U.S. to use implants with chips for its workers

Employees at Three Square Market in River Falls, which provides self-service kiosks for break rooms or micro-markets, are set to get implanted with a tiny chip that uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) based on their option. The chip will identify them allowing to do a wide variety of tasks instantaneously.

The company in Wisconsin will become the first in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to employees. The program is optional for all employees. More than 50 workers have already signed up. The chip is about the size of a single grain of rice and can be implanted on the hand, between the user’s thumb and forefinger.

Chip implant technology

The microchip inside a user’s hand would function as his or her credit card. The data stored on the chip is both encrypted and secure.. . “We’ll hit pay with a credit card, and it’s asking to swipe my proximity payment now. I’ll hold my hand up, just like the cellphone, and it will pay for my product,” the company’s CEO, Todd Westby. explained. All it’s about the RFID technology which could become a standard to be used for a large diversity of tasks, from making purchases, opening doors, logging into computers, unlocking phones, storing medical information and more. Similar action was previously performed in the world. A Swedish startup hub called Epicenter, home to more than 100 firms and 2,000 employees, started implanting chips to  workers in January 2015.