What Is a GPS Tracking Microchip?


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A GPS tracking microchip is an apparatus for tracking and recovering people and animals that utilizes an implantable transceiver with a power supply and actuation system. This technology allows the unit to remain implanted and functional for years without having to be replaced or kept up with. The device was created as an anti-kidnapping and missing-persons measure, but is also known to be used in animals and during hunting to track wounded game.

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A GPS microchip can be implanted at a subdermal level and made to contain a unique identification number that can be linked to a person's or pet's information including identification, medical history, medications, allergies and contact information in the case of emergency when immediate identification is not available otherwise.

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