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ID Card used to identify artificial joints / limbs for security

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022444D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The core idea of this invention is 'register' artificial joints or limbs with the entity which produced the passenger's ID card (driver's license, Passport, etc.) This registration would be printed or, preferably, stored in the ID card as an encrypted file. The ID card would then identify the artificial joint or limb to personnel at airports or other locations which use security detectors.