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Student Showcase Archive

Ben Moffatt

MA work

MA work

  • shy

    shy, Ben Moffatt 2017

  • shy contactless card

    shy contactless card, Ben Moffatt 2017

  • shy access card

    shy access card, Ben Moffatt 2017

  • shy payment

    shy payment, Ben Moffatt 2017

  • shy access

    shy access, Ben Moffatt 2017

shy technology

shy adds physical security to contactless technology

Today too much of our wireless technology is free and easy; particularly those that manage access to our most valuable assets; buildings, cars and money. If someone picks up our modern 'keys', access cards, contactless payment cards or wireless keyfobs, they have access to our lives with little obstacle. This project is based in the assertion that technology should be more shy.

shy is a physical layer of security that can be applied to RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) circuitry to allow only the user to activate the identification. 

The innovation involves the user in the authentication process, using touch points on the card to enable the RFID chips embedded in the card. Improved security without reduced user experience.



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2017

  • Design and mechanical engineer with interest in how small scale innovations can create widespread societal benefit.

  • Degrees

  • MEng Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2015