A Maltese man implants a credit card chip so he can make purchases with the wave of his hand
A Maltese implants a credit card chip to be able to make purchases with a simple wave of the hand. Image: Szasz-Fabian Jozsef/Shutterstock.com
TV presenter Busuttil Naudi, 44, has a chip that uses the same technology found in bank cards and smartphones implanted in his left hand.
The hand now acts as a contactless card so he can simply swipe his hand over the card machines when shopping, according to The Times of Malta.
Busuttil Naudi, who hosts the tech TV show Gadgetsis one of the first people in Malta to implant a credit card chip for the purchase of items.
“I love technology, I feel it’s the future and I want to be part of it from the start,” he said.
“I’ve been interested in the technology since 2008, but now it’s become useful enough for me to use. Chips will become more popular in the medical industry,” confirmed Busuttil.
Busuttil paid over €199 for the chip, plus a small fee to have the procedure done under local anesthesia. The surgeon made a small incision on his hand and placed the chip between the bones connecting his little finger and ring finger.
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