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The new way to pay: Contactless fingernails

15 July 2016  |  13706 views  |  3 London - tube platform

Forget Apple Pay, the cool new way to get around on London's Underground is to tap your contactless fingernails.

For her degree in jewellery design at Central Saint Martins, fashion student Lucie Davis has painted a set of acrylic nails in the familiar Oyster colours and embedded a RFID chip to one.



The chip, linked to an Oyster account, means that, rather than fumble for their card or phone, the wearer can breeze through the gates at the tube.


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A Finextra member
A Finextra member 15 July, 2016, 14:41

One day "embedded" will have a whole new meaning...

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Charles Radclyffe
Charles Radclyffe - DataPhilos.com - London 18 July, 2016, 08:12

fantastic - the end of card clash, and a whole world of new applications could be just at your fingertips...

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A Finextra member
A Finextra member 18 July, 2016, 09:03

This is not going to appeal to a large segment of the construction industry though....   this one has a male/female bias - to date its been more a Samsung/Apple or Visa/Mastercard conflict.  Maybe an Oyster enabled Hard Hat or Steel toecap boots could be next

 

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