SECTION 7. Conclusion
For now at least, it is the attribute gap, the discrepancy between a potential user's perception of an item of knowledge and how the potential user prefers to perceive that attribute that is the problem in the rate of adoption of human implantable technologies for epayment and access control applications. This exploratory research aimed to present a single case study of the Baja Beach Club in Spain, supported by a single interview with the IT Manager of the club who implemented the implantable solution, and also secondary online data used to support evidence presented. The paper hopes to have conveyed the need to conduct pre-tests with all implantable solutions that are being patented so that the value of the technologies can be enhanced and so that adequate safeguards can be introduced in a timely manner. Another contribution of the paper was in raising awareness of the commercial applications that are sporadically becoming available through the use of information and communication technology (ICT) humancentric implantables.
The authors would like to extend their appreciation to the former IT Manager of the Baja Beach Club, Mr Serafin Vilaplana for the opportunity to conduct a full length interview, and to Ms Sara Kepa from Indiana University who meticulously translated the original interview transcript.
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Keywords: Radiofrequency identification, Implants, Access control, Humans, Books, Data security, Government,Blogs, Search engines, Joining processes, radiofrequency identification, authorisation, electronic money, financial data processing, innovation management, diffusion of innovation theory, RFID implants, access control, epayments, Baja Beach Club, Barcelona, VeriChip, human chipping, implantable microchips
Citation: Katina Michael, M. G. Michael, "The diffusion of RFID implants for access control and epayments: A case study on Baja Beach Club in Barcelona", 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), Date of Conference: 7-9 June 2010, Date Added to IEEE Xplore: 23 July 2010. DOI: 10.1109/ISTAS.2010.5514631