Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Details

Michael, K. & Masters, A. (2005). Humancentric Applications of RFID Implants: The Usability contexts of Control, Convenience and Care. International Workshop on Mobile Commerce and Services (pp. 32-41). USA: IEEE.


Recent developments in the area of RFID have seen the technology expand from its role in industrial and animal tagging applications, to being implantable in humans. With a gap in literature identified between current technological development and future humancentric possibility, little has been previously known about the nature of contemporary humancentric applications. This paper utilizes usability context analyses, to provide a cohesive study on the current development state of humancentric applications, detached from the emotion and prediction which plagues this particular technology.