Research Team Develop “Heart Passcode”

A team at the University of Buffalo has developed a new biometric tool that analyses the dimensions of your heart, that can serve as a passcode to unlock your phone or computer.

Within eight seconds, the system scans your heart and memorize your heart’s shape, beat, and size, which it uses to identify you. It’s no news that our bodies contain biometric markers that can serve as a personalized passcode, it’s only a matter of time before scientists beginning to uncover and harness this unique human features to enhance security.

As regards health implications, it has no negative effect, the team claims. The radar system uses less power and indication strength much reduced than regular Wi-Fi.

‘The reader is about five milliwatts, even less than one percent of the radiation from our smart-phones,’ said Dr. Xu, an assistant professor at the University of Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Still Being Worked On

Further development of the technology will be worked on in the future to minimise the system’s size, thus making it possible to install on smart-phones and computers. Currently, the system also permits monitoring of an individual up to a distance of 30 meters. Which could be used in airport identification situation.

The team is presenting the research in Next, a mobile computing conference in Utah.