Brazilian Scientist Develops RFID-enabled False Nails


If you’re still amazed by Google Glass or Samsung’s latest smartwatch, then you should probably be interested in this wearable make-up.

Brazilian computer scientist Katia Vega has combined conductive materials and wireless tags with everyday beauty items including eyeshadow, eyeliner, false eyelashes and nails.

The project is called Beauty Technology, which enables wearers to blink, wink or press their fingernails on certain surfaces to control different gadgets and even power motors in drones.

Beauty Technology Nails are false plastic or acrylic nails fitted with RFID tags, small magnets or conductive polish. When embedded with tags, the nails can be held to RFID readers to carry out a range of tasks including opening secure doors or using the tags in place of bus or gig tickets.