Microchips for office workers

Officer workers in Sweden will try out new microchips designed for easier access to certain aspects of the workplace.

The radio-frequency identification chips are implanted in the hand and replace office identification cards and pass codes.

With the wave of a hand, office workers can access doors, swap contact information and even operate a photocopier with ease.

"The chip is the size of the larger rice grain, it's about twelve millimeters in size that's put in with a syringe and it sends an FID code, so it's an identification tool that can communicate with objects around you," said CO-founder and CEO of Epicenter Office Patrick Mesterton.

Because the amount of metal in the chip is so small, office executives say there is no risk of it setting off metal detectors. They also say it's safe during MRI scans.

"You have your own identification code and you're sending that to something else which you have to grant access to, so there's no one else that can sort of follow you on your ID so to say. It's you who decides who gets access to that ID," said Mesterton.

The chip is very unlikely to break inside the body as it is buffered by the surrounding skin and tissue.