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January 1st, 2008

UConn Developing Implantable Chip For Soldiers

Abstract:
By 2014 the Army may issue more than combat gear to deploying soldiers. University of Connecticut researchers are developing an implantable chip that would be injected under soldiers' skin to help monitor vital health information while they are out in the field.

"It sounds like science fiction but it's not," said Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos, professor of chemistry and associate director of the Institute of Materials Science at UConn. "We're taking components from traditional biology and nanotechnology and trying to marry them."

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