Man implants his Tesla car key in his hand so he never loses it
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American YouTuber Brandon Dalaly can open his car door with the wave of a hand.
While that sounds metaphorical, it is actually literally what he has to do.
Thanks to a tiny chip inserted into his right hand, it is as simple as a casual wave to unlock the doors of his Tesla.
All it took was $400 and a trip to a professional piercer to insert it into his right hand.
Dalaly shared a video of the process to his social media accounts to show how the process worked.
Basically, Dalaly toddled on down to his professional piercer to have the VivoKey Apex chip implanted.
@elonmusk— Brandon Dalaly (@BrandonDalaly) August 16, 2022
Finally decided to take my phone key issues in to my own hands... literally. Tesla key chip implant. pic.twitter.com/RVK8ZaePoI
A VivoKey Apex chip is a contactless chip that is coated a biocompatible substance, so it is completely safe to insert under the skin.
The chip uses similar technology to payWave and Apple Pay, using near-field near-field communication (NFC) to ping receptors in the door of his Tesla.
Once the chip had been inserted into his hand, Dalaly immediately trotted out to the parking lot to check if it would function correctly.
And with a flourish of his hand, it worked.
This isn't the first time Dalaly has had a chip implanted into his hand.
His left hand has a chip implant that stores his medical records, contact card, Covid-19 vaccination card and so on.
And it also has the key to his front door.
He explained the process to Teslarati.
"The whole idea was that I would have my house key in my left hand and my car key in my right hand," he said.
"And then what’s really cool is when it’s approved, they can wirelessly activate the new chip I just got to do credit card transactions. I can link a credit card to it and I can use it anywhere where there are tap-to-pay terminals."
The first chip on his left hand was smaller and therefore less invasive as the one on the right.
"The first one came preloaded into a larger syringe," he said, as per Teslarati.
"They pushed the syringe in and they popped in the chip similar to how they would microchip a dog."
Dalaly added that the first chip burned and his hand was sore for about a month.
The second one, for his Tesla, was anaesthetised and a much more comfortable process, he said.
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