Digital Art Director Dhani Sutanto has been developing a line of wearable Oyster Cards for Londoners and envisions a future of DIY wearable devices.
Dhani Sutanto, a Digital Art Director who became fed up with swiping his Oyster card through the reader like millions of other Londoners each day, has decided to tinker around with the card and create a more fashionable way to get in and out of the sensor-driven turnstyles. His first creation, a ring that contains an Oyster Card chip shows that reimagining form factors can not only result in more pleasureable transporation solutions, but also everyday transactions.
Actually, he is creating a 2nd version of the ring and is molding different sizes of the ring. With the next version of the Oyster ring you will not have to remove it from your finger. In this case, he is thinking a wider ring or a bangle to be able to be read by a reader at a gate on the Underground or when you get on a bus.
He thinks that in the future, wearable devices will be affordable, easy to make and not made by one particular company. Anyone will have access to the technology. Wearable devices can help with much more simple tasks. In the future, there will be more into DIY wearable technology – not implanted.
With 3D printing you can make custom products, so why can’t you store all your info on a universal ID accessory. It’s similar to how you can sign into different services using Facebook. You can basically create a unique universal ID so you’re not dependent on a plastic card manufacturer – you can customize it to be a ring, bracelet, or necklace. This device would contain all your information doesn’t depend on an Internet connection or mobile phone battery.