MC10 have partnered with PCH to open up their ultra-thin smart skin wearables for development of NFC applications.
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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.
What other potential uses does a skin wearable with NFC technology offer?