French designer Philippe Starck has teamed with Corsican start-up ICARE Technologies to design an intelligent ring that connects the user with its environment. More than a new connected device, Aeklys by Starck works in symbiosis with your body for an ‘augmented humanity’.
Thanks to patented unique technologies and to an ultra-ergonomic minimal design, Aeklys by Starck replaces your payment cards, your transportation tickets, your business card, and your contactless identification devices.
“The path to dematerialization takes us closer and closer to the body,” says Philippe Starck. “Today, Aeklys by Starck is the closest and smallest we can get while offering so much power and service. The possibilities of the ring are endless, the only limit is our imagination.”
With Aeklys by Starck, you can pay for things, take the metro and identify yourself without the need of extra paper or plastic, just with one ring. Thanks to its patented unique technology and its ultra-ergonomic minimal design, this ring features constantly evolving uses that provide you with augmented freedom and security.
To perfect ergonomy and to improve Aeklys by Starck security, ICARE Technologies has created a specific standard for its users, the Wave Control. This patented gesture allows a secured and controlled use of the ring. A simple touch with the thumb is all you need to activate it whenever and wherever you wish to do so.
No screen or battery required, Aeklys by Starck combines simplicity, intuitiveness, and maximum security. It also integrates high-performance anti-theft and anti-copy systems.
Designed to be worn all day long, Aeklys by Starck is not battery operated, it continually charges itself every time you complete a transaction using contactless readers. The waves emitted by the components are not detrimental to your health and the ring is IP57 certified.