Forget Fingerprint, Iris or Face Recognition- Now You Can Unlock A Device With Your Heart!


Technology is evolving each passing day and human race pushes itself even further with the advancement of its capabilities.

Biometrics and AI has been all rage this decade as numerous end consumer devices are nowadays come with a digital assistant and a fingerprint sensor itself!

And what has been a new development recently is that a group of researchers at New York have now developed a computer security system using the dimensions of the heart as the prime identifier.

Which means- now you can unlock your device with your heart.

The researchers have said-

No two people with identical hearts have ever been found. And people’s hearts do not change shape unless they suffer from serious heart disease.

This system can be eventually used for smartphones and at airport screening barricades, is a safe and potentially more effective alternative to passwords and other biometric identifiers.

To enhance the precision, the system uses low-level Doppler radar to measure your heart’s dimensions and then continually monitors it.

The software is at a very basic stage and takes about eight seconds to scan a heart the first time, and thereafter the monitor can continuously recognize that heart in a matter of few microseconds.

The researchers will also present a paper at the 23rd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Communication (MobiCom) in Utah in the forthcoming month.

The system, which took three years in the making, uses the geometry of the heart, its shape and size, and how it moves to make an identification.

The researchers have further stated:

The signal strength of the system’s radar is much less than Wi-Fi and therefore does not pose any health threat. We are living in a Wi-Fi surrounding environment every day, and the new system is as safe as those Wi-Fi devices.

Right now, we don’t know what shape can this technology take or what possiblities it will open but one thing is for sure- that it will be interesting to see how it turns up with the mainstream audience when introduced into the market.