NFC Wristband Developers Raise Funding on Kickstarter

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A team of developers are raising funding on Kickstarter for a rubber wristband with which wearers can unlock their phone, cancel or postpone an alarm clock, control the volume of music, skip songs and share their contact information via NFC.

Each wristband contains two NFC tags. Users need to download an app that allows them to program the bracelet to carry out different functions depending on the phone’s state and whether the wristband is tapped or held to a phone.

“This app provides the smartphone with the support necessary to detect, and interpret in the right way, the movement you perform over your phone,” said Guillermo Medina, member of the Thirteenfiftysix team. “Therefore, with only two different tags, you will be able to carry out more than six different actions.”

The crowdfunding campaign will be closed on October 16th, with a target of £20,000 in order to develop the app further and put the current prototype into production. So far, £3,800 has been raised.