Patrick Paumen

Patrick Paumen

Co-founder of hackerspace ACKspace, The Netherlands

Talk Title

Hack your body, one implant at a time


I'll show and demonstrate how I use my 7 RFID & RFID/NFC tag implants to interact with different RFID readers in door locks and other electronics. How I've used cloning devices to clone different RFID cards/keyfobs to my implants. I'll demonstrate the newest prototype implant (VivoKey) which I use for PGP encryption/decryption/signing and for 2-factor authentication. Also answers to common questions like "what if you have to go through security at an airport? can the implants break? what if you need an MRI?"


Patrick Paumen is a biohacker who has been experimenting with implants since 2011. He has 12 implants total; 5 biomagnets and 7 RFID transponders from biohacking company Dangerous Things. The biomagnets allow Patrick to sense magnetic fields, as well as lift small objects. The different RFID implants are mostly for access control applications like unlocking doors at his home, office, and car, as well as unlocking his smartphone and logging into his laptop. He can also share contact details or other data, control electronics, and measure body temperature. His latest implant is VivoKey from Dangerous Things which is capable of running security software and performing cryptographic tasks. Patrick has been featured in multiple national and international media publications, including the Wallstreet Journal and a German documentary about Cyborgs.