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NFC wearable skin stamps are like disposable tattoos


MC10 have partnered with PCH to open up their ultra-thin smart skin wearables for development of NFC applications.

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We’ve seen wearables placed directly on the skin to measure sweat for fitness tracking, and now MC10 has partnered with PCH to open their ultra-thin wearables technology up for NFC development.


MC10’s Wearable Interactive Stamp Platform (WiSP) was developed for medical applications such as cardiac monitoring, and offered a non-invasive wearable capable of near-field communications (NFC) to upload patient data to the cloud. The partnership with PCH, who provide custom product solutions, will see the companies work with other brands to develop the potential of the technology. These could includ NFC contactless payments, interactive wristband experiences in theme parks and clubs (as alternatives to keys), and as patient data storage hubs in healthcare systems. Wearing like a disposable tattoo, the discreet wearables will be unreadable after it is removed, in order to protect users’ personal data.

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