My interest in technology, started when I was around the age young age with computers and mobile phones at the age of 9. I was fascinated with Nokia and the development and features of each model they released. I was always fascinated with devices which looked unique, like the T-mobile Sidekick Smartphone.
The ring being made from metal causes interference with the tags antennas, which means the tag isn’t able to generate power to work, so getting the ring to have a 13mm read range is progress! #tech #wearables #InternetOfThings #iot pic.twitter.com/ouVcjbToRS
— Lain (@_eralain) October 18, 2019
Discretely testing out the first sample :> For the longest I’ve been trying to find a way to combine my 2 industries I & I think this is it. Contact less payment pieces. Excited to work on this more to make it feasible and available in different forms of pieces. pic.twitter.com/e2ftPymFrb
— Lain (@_eralain) December 3, 2017
Growing up I explored my creativity and found designing and making jewellery as my outlet. After designing and making jewellery for several years I wanted a challenge and wanted to create jewellery which has a functionality.
At the end of 2017, I experimented with my debit card, taking out the contactless payment functionality and putting it into a ring I made. Since then I’ve been working on bringing this product into the market and branching more into the Internet of Things.
This has been such a challenge for so many reasons, one being the aesthetic design. The ring is made from metal causes interference with the tags antennas, which means the tag isn’t able to generate power to work. There are also several requirements the ring needs to meet before being approved and available to purchase.
The Tesla of Rings. What it’s taken to get to this point! No experience in tech, on my ones, ashit load of trials/errors, constraints, research, learning &patience. Grown so much from this process curious&inspired again. Still working on making this available. #tesla #NFC #tech pic.twitter.com/Db92ILMnvk
— Lain (@_eralain) March 21, 2019
This is all very new to me as I don’t have a background in tech so that has also created a lot of challenges. I’m currently working with a specialist in this field on this to get the design and technology to work in harmony in order to get the ring approved and available in the market. The journey so far has made it more than just getting the ring approved and available. It’s now about representation and taking part in shaping our future which is/will be controlled by tech.