Me And My Car

A techie's simple ride

Despite her affinity for sophisticated technology, inventor-entrepreneur Olivia Seow Wen prefers a simple ride such as the Suzuki SX4.
Despite her affinity for sophisticated technology, inventor-entrepreneur Olivia Seow Wen prefers a simple ride such as the Suzuki SX4.PHOTO: TERESITA OBEDOZA

Young engineer-inventor Olivia Seow Wen is happy with her Suzuki SX4

Ms Olivia Seow Wen, 26, has made her mark as an inventor and entrepreneur, despite having obtained an engineering degree from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) just three years ago.

Her company Ring Theory specialises in wearable technologies for micro-payments, identification, security and access control. One of its products is the Sesame Ring, a 3D-printed ring with stored value that is worn on the finger and can be used for public transport. The city of Boston in the United States uses it in its transit system.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 21, 2018, with the headline 'A techie's simple ride'. Print Edition | Subscribe