Cachette – French word for cache
Definition [noun] : a secure place of storage
Cachette is anti-theft project which looks into the issue of theft in particularly pickpocketing. By studying how pickpockets operates and function within their syndicate group, this project propose methods to counter pickpocket in a subtle manner, with the study of the traditional way of safekeeping valuables and human taboo zone to identify suitable locations for integrating pockets/compartment on wearable for keeping valuables.
With advancement of technology and contactless payment becoming more prevalent in our modern life, pickpockets had also learnt to make use of technology to steal their victims’ identity and credit cards details without even laying a finger on them. Cachette also looks into this issue of electronic pickpocketing and propose counter methods by embedding radio wave shielding fabric into the garment to protect the wearer.
Targeted for tourists and frequent travellers, Cachette aims to create a hands-free and more carefree travel experience for users, such that they can travel with no worries over the safety of their valuables.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Product design, Textile, Wearable technology
Cotton polyester twill fabric, Polyester fabric, Fusible interfacing, Copper nickel fabric
20 May 2015
29 September 2017
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