I am doing my PhD part-time (while working at SEEK, because I'm insane) with the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces at the University of Melbourne. The official project website is http://socialnui.unimelb.edu.au/research/insertables/
My research looks at insertables: devices that go within the human body for non-medical purposes. We coin, and define, insertables as below:
Insertables (ɪnˈsəːtɪəb(ə)l/) - N
Devices that go in, though and underneath the skin. This includes devices that an individual can insert and remove themselves and those that must be inserted by a trained professional.
Preliminary findings at The University of Melbourne CIS Doctoral Consortium 2015 - 10 interviews in. View full size poster here.
This woman is living with wearable technology under her skin. Sunrise - 13 March 2018.
Would you get a microchip? Weekend Sunrise - 4 November 2017
ABC The Drum 3rd August 2017
Hosted by Julia Baird
ABC Radio Brisbane - Afternoons 22nd March 2018
All Day Breakfast with Red Symons (774 ABC Melbourne) - 27th Sept 2017.
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Interview on Saturday Breakfast with Hilary Harper Saturday 1st July 2017 (ABC 774 Melbourne).
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Interview on Mornings with Leon Compton (ABC Northern Tasmania 93.9 FM). Listen to below
Interview on Parallel Line with Sara Savage (102.7 RRR FM) - 12th April 2017. Listen below
Byte in IT with Vanessa Toholka (102.7 RRR FM) - 4th May 2016. Listen below
All Day Breakfast with Red Symons (774 ABC Melbourne) - 16th Feb 2016. Listen below
Morning's with Ali Clark (891 ABC Adelaide) - 16th Feb 2016. Listen below
94.7 The Pulse - Mitchell's Front Page with Mitchell Dye (15th Feb, 2016)
Newspapers & Blogs
Report: Microchip the size of rice grain may be future for unlocking doors
DML News - 1 November 2017
Use your hands to pay, unlock the door, and as an e-pass. The future is now here
Craving Tech - 2 November 2017
Pause Fest launches 2018 festival by injecting participants with tiny microchips
Smart Company - 2 November 2017
Injectable computer chips inserted under the skin could unlock everything from your front door to a smart phone and more
The Herald Sun - 3 November 2017
Media Continues to Push Chippin
Tru News - 1 November 2017
This tech festival is implanting microchips instead of using tickets
The Next Web - 2 November 2017
Insertables: You put what where? Kayla Heffernan - BuzzConf Night, November 2017
Wearables are so 2015. Will insertable devices get under your skin?
10 minute talk
UX Australia Conference 2016
Military Insertables: Lessons from Civilian Use.
Ninth Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security 2016. "The Socio-ethical Implications of Implantables in the Military Sector".
Insertables talk as BuzzConf Meetup
You Put What, Where? Hobbyist Use of Insertable Devices. Talk at CHI 2016 San Jose
Insertables from my blog