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Biometrics: Moving Far Beyond Fingerprints

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    Using your heart

    SoftServe’s BioLock is an electrocardiogram biosensor analysis system, and the world’s first to use ECG analysis embedded in steering wheels to identify the identity of drivers. The technology is also expected to play a key role in the safety and security of smart cities and within the industrial space by using EGC biosensors over other forms of authentication such as passwords, security cards and fingerprint recognition.

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Biometrics: Moving Far Beyond Fingerprints

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    Using your heart

    SoftServe’s BioLock is an electrocardiogram biosensor analysis system, and the world’s first to use ECG analysis embedded in steering wheels to identify the identity of drivers. The technology is also expected to play a key role in the safety and security of smart cities and within the industrial space by using EGC biosensors over other forms of authentication such as passwords, security cards and fingerprint recognition.

Security used to mean “difficult,” says Phil Dunkelberger, CEO of Nok Nok Labs. It’s easy to see why he thinks this. Organizations have struggled for decades to find security tools that kept out bad guys while admitting authorized persons. This is both a physical security and cybersecurity issue.

But, Dunkelberger adds, thanks to the impact of biometrics over the past few years, security is no longer quite as difficult. “Every day,” he says, “millions of people interact with a sliver of glass in their pocket that will tell them everything from the current age of the universe to when their shampoo will be delivered to their doorstep to how much money they have in their retirement account. Each of these interactions, thanks to biometrics, can be accomplished seamlessly and without friction. No longer are they required to create and remember a highly entropic code to use as a shared-secret; now they can simply look at that sliver of glass and blink.”

Biometrics are changing the way we think about security. Here are some of the more innovative ways biometrics are being used and what we can expect in the future.