Smart finger ring with integrated RFID chip #WearableWednesday
RFID rings aren’t a new idea but this research is looking into new ways to manufacture them. This process integrates the the electronics directly during 3D printing. Via TechXplore:
A smart ring could soon put an end to such frantic searches: Concealed inside the ring is an RFID tag that is able to pay at the checkout, open the smart front door, act as our health insurance card when attending a medical appointment or replace the key card in a hotel. It might also be possible to save medical data such as our blood group or drug intolerances on this chip: In an accident, the emergency physician would have all the necessary information to hand. Researchers at Fraunhofer IGCV developed the intelligent ring as part of the MULTIMATERIAL Center Augsburg. The large-scale project, sponsored by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, is divided into ten individual projects—including the KINEMATAM project, which came up with the idea and the demonstrator model of the smart part.
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