The VeriChip Corporation, the Florida-based maker of a variety of tracing solutions based on implantable RFID tags, has announced the sale of its VeriTrace system to two New Jersey counties. The VeriTrace system is designed to assist government agencies, like those of Mercer and Atlantic counties in New Jersey, in the management of emergency situations and disaster recovery using implantable RFID technology.
The VeriTrace system includes unique implantable RFID microchips, a Bluetooth-enabled handheld reader, and a customized Ricoh 500SE digital camera capable of receiving both RFID scanned data and GPS data wirelessly. The system integrates with a Web-based database for gathering and storing information and images captured during emergency response operations.
This database enables the precise collection, storage and inventory of all data and images related to human remains and associated evidentiary items during a disaster recovery. The collected information can be used in the recreation of an accurate and complete reconstruction of a disaster setting, crime scene or similar setting where recreation proves necessary.
The VeriTrace system was created in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when it was used in the identification and tracking of the remains of hurricane victims. During the Katrina recovery operations, VeriTrace was used by the Federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team.