Wisconsin company to become first in U.S. to microchip employees

Will be used for access, break room payments

A Wisconsin-based company says that its employees will soon become the first in the nation to have microchips implanted in their skin.

River Falls-based Three Square Market, a vending machine business, says the microchip would be implanted in the skin between a person’s thumb and forefinger. The chips are roughly the same size as a single grain of rice.

The ultimate goal is for the device to work as a form of payment in the company’s break room, as well as to allow entry into the building and log onto their company computers.

Read more and see a video report from WISN-TV Channel 12, a media partner of BizTimes Milwaukee.

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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