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Physiological Integrated Payments

mcafiero
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Several years ago I got laughed at inside an online forum by a former olympic cyclist and nutrition nerd when I suggested that maybe someday, scientists might invent a microchip that could be injected into our bodies that filters and measures typical CBC (Complete Blood Count) data.  The honor of attracting his attention was spoiled immediately, marked by an emphatic "LOL".

This chip, I proposed, would constantly mth.jpgeasure blood counts and alert both the user and the user's Dr. if ever certain counts variate above or below the standard "normal" levels.

And yes, I got laughed at.  However years later, I'm seeing more and more news stories about bio-hackers, scientists and doctors exploring injected medical devices.  Nothing concrete, but guess who's laughing now.

So how about implementing payments into these systems?  Would you pay to be alerted every time something looked questionable in your blood counts?  I sure would.  Sometimes the first indication of certain cancers begin when bone marrow sends a surge of white blood cells into the bloodstream.  People with autoimmune diseases are always walking on eggshells, constantly having to make trips to the lab to get their  daily, weekly, monthly blood counts.  And being a non-medical person myself, I can only imagine how long the list goes regarding the benefits of these types of medical implants.

So mark my words, Sky Christopherson: it will happen, people will pay for it, and probably with ApplePay.  "LOL" in advance, right back at you!

About the Author
Professionally, I'm the Program Manager for Vantiv O.N.E. My background prior to joining Vantiv is a diverse mix of entrepreneurship and marketing. My claim to fame is the creation of an in-person and online learning platform that helped amateur photographers to perfect their crafts with photography workshops and online coursework in Photoshop and Lightroom. The company grew to 20,000 students nationally with 36 instructors throughout the US and was featured as one of Groupon's top 10 inaugural businesses in 2012. I sold the business upon getting married and starting a family and pursued a long term career within my educational field of study: Marketing. Behold, I landed the perfect career with Vantiv and have never looked back. Personally, I'm a life-loyal Coloradoan: I've climbed over 20 of Colorado's spectacular 14'ers, spent several years working as a whitewater raft guide on the Arkansas River, Ski Patroller at Keystone, and I take every opportunity to get out into the wilderness. I'm thankful for the years spent living in tents and A-Frames in various small mountain towns throughout Colorado. The personal achievement I'm most proud of is finishing the Pike's Peak Marathon several years ago. No desire to do it again! I'm the proud father of two very little kids and husband to an amazing wife.