The new way to pay: Contactless fingernails

The new way to pay: Contactless fingernails

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.


Comments: (3)

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 15 July, 2016, 14:41Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

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

Charles Radclyffe
Charles Radclyffe - DataPhilos.com - London 18 July, 2016, 08:121 like 1 like

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

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 18 July, 2016, 09:03Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

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