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Wearable NFC patch launched

MC10, a US based healthcare technology company, has joined with design and manufacturing specialist PCH to commercialise the former’s Wearable Interactive Stamp Platform (WiSP).

WISP, which is worn on the skin, is a stretchable and disposable stamp which is said to be just 0.05mm thick. When paired with a smartphone, tablet or NFC reader, WiSP is said to enable a variety of applications, such as cashless payments, hotel room access and event registration. WiSP can also be used in clinical environments to transmit patient information and to streamline procedures.

“We are excited to partner with PCH to expand the reach of MC10’s body worn electronics globally, within and beyond our core healthcare market,” said Scott Pomerantz, MC10’s president and CEO. “PCH’s experience working with leading consumer brands and its ability to commercialise the technology, will accelerate development of new applications skin worn wearables.”

PCH will work with third parties to customise the technology and to develop new applications for the technology, which was first commercialised in conjunction with L’Oréal as a way of measuring UV exposure.

To maintain the security of stored information, the breathable and waterproof stamp will tear and become unreadable upon removal.

Graham Pitcher

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