May 24, 2024
The Smart Ring Technology Created to Hang Around Without Wallet, Money or Keys

Can you imagine being able to carry almost everything you need on a day-to-day basis in a ring? Here is the adaptation of RFID technology to this complement.

For some time now, digital technology has allowed us to give up carrying around different basic products a while ago. The best example of this is shown by digital innovations. Paying with your mobile allows you not to have to carry cash with you, but if you intend to buy, you must carry at least one smartphone. What if it wasn’t even necessary?

Something similar happens with the keys. Currently, the vast majority of doors have their corresponding lock, which will only allow entry if the key in question is inserted. Is it possible to have access without having to carry this instrument? Of course yes. Solutions based on the RFID code will make the standardization of this method possible.

This RFID Ring

This RFID Ring has unique qualities in the current market. This brings us to the next question. Leaving aside the future of chips under the skin, a practice that is gaining strength in the ever closer future, the truth is that a bracelet or ring with appropriate technology could meet expectations. That is why, today, we want to show you how the RFID ring works.

A team of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Foundry, Composites, and Processing Technology in Germany, has managed to create a piece with a series of differential qualities.

The aim is to create a jewel capable of maintaining its original properties while incorporating technology-oriented functions. What is this curious contribution about?

Let us see, therefore, what one of the most interesting projects in this area consists of, to what extent we are facing a differential solution when it comes to achieving connected rings, and, of course, what implications this advance has in the industry in the coming years. Can you imagine that the world of goldsmithing ends up adapting to the creation of digital products?

A ring with connectivity to differentiate yourself from the competition

As can be seen in the image below, on an aesthetic level there is a certain penalty in terms of size. The model at the top is the one that incorporates the RFID configuration, while the one below is within the conventional range. Even so, do you have interesting solutions when evaluating a potential purchase?

This RFID ring manages to store data of great relevance to the user. The key to understanding its possible acquisition lies in the potential use that can be given to it. It should be noted that, if the project ends its commercialization, it will allow the user to carry it on their finger to perform various somewhat curious actions.

Making payments or simply serving as a key, are some of its potential systems of use. Now, how does this technology work?

RFID technology has a great development ahead in the market it is very simple to use. In fact, it does not even need a battery for its operation. It is turned on wirelessly by an electromagnetic pulse from a separate reader device. This is how it is possible to establish a contact, which allows transferring permission to access, for example, to make a specific payment.

In addition, it is important to bear in mind that its production would be based on 3D technology, one of the assembly lines that will have greater relevance in the coming years. In fact, the manufacturing process is expected to reduce costs in the medium term. Are we facing one of the star products to roam without a wallet or keys?

Limitations to solve before being made available to the user

One of the main problems related to this technology is directly linked to the use of materials. Metal can cause some limitations to the performance of the RFID solution. This causes its users to be penalized. In this particular case, the metallic layer is only 1 millimeter, which could be insufficient in the medium term.

Opening doors using RFID technology is now a reality through this ring.  In order to overcome the barrier that metal presents, the system has included a technology that transmits its data at a frequency shorter than normal of 125 kilohertz. In this way, a higher performance is achieved when it comes to passing the data of interest. It is, therefore, one of the differentiating advances of this solution.

It is too early to know if we are dealing with a product with great potential commercial success or if, on the contrary, important modifications must be introduced. And you, would you buy a ring with these characteristics, or are we facing a solution that presents a series of challenges ahead?

We will have to be very attentive to know new details about these new ways of communicating.