RFID healthcare provider VeriChip Corporation’s development plans for a self-contained implantable RFID glucose-sensing microchip this week won a spot on FoxNews.com for a segment narrated by Dr. Manny Alvarez, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center (and the FoxNews.com health managing editor).
A similar segment is also expected to be covered on Fox News Channel during the course of the day. The segment discusses the potential benefits of the self-contained implantable RFID glucose-sensing device for patients with diabetes. VeriChip and parent company Digital Angel say they expect the glucose-sensing microchip will be the first device able to measure glucose levels in the human body and be read with an external reader. (Look for a functioning prototype of the glucose sensor within the next six months.)