Proud owner of the FP2 since launch, and a not so proud “owner” of type 1 Diabetes here.
As far as I can tell there is no work currently being done either by the good people at Fairphone, or by the community/DIY’ers towards NFC compatibility for the FP2. I’ve seen in the forums that yes, it is on the module wishlist, and that there are several good uses for NFC, including quicker payment methods, connectivity, data transfer etc.
Now, I’m in no way, shape or form learned or competent when it comes to hardware, software or the difficulties or costs pertaining to these areas of development.
However, as a diabetic my knowledge and experience with healthcare is somewhat more extensive. Since a couple of years now, and heading into the future, the latest in equipment for diabetics are these marvelous things called flash glucose monitors.
Simply put, they allow us to get a quick, simple and constant measurement of our glucose levels through scanning a sensor instead of constant fiddling with needles and blood samples. These monitoring systems do include a scanner device, but a smartphone with NFC can perform the same tasks, thereby making the scanner device obsolete.
NFC seems to some extent to already be crucial for partaking in the latest technological advances of society, and will be increasingly so for people like me and many more within practical/individual healthcare. I guess I’m hoping that if someone’s on the fence about developing NFC for FP2, this could help sway them toward feeling that the work is without a doubt worth it, and that the demand will only increase.