In Brief

Wearable tech that gets rid of the need to dig around for public transportation fare.

MIT graduate Chris Benson, along with co-founders from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUDT) have come up with a solution to the problem of digging through your bag for a transport card.

The “Sesame Ring” is a 3D-printed piece of wearable technology embedded with an RFID chip that makes it easy to access MBTA train stations. Initially, the trio tried key chains, bracelets, and iPhone cases, but decided that rings were the best solution.

After testing the idea with incoming freshman at SUDT, replacing student IDs with the rings, the trio move on to bigger things.

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