heart, innovation, modality

Since heartbeat biometrics are in the news again…

Heartbeats Could Replace Passwords (NPR Boston)

Instead of memorizing all those passwords, what if the key to unlocking everything could be linked to something unique about you — like the rhythm of your heart?

That’s what biometric researchers in Toronto have come up with.

For reasons that are both scientific (research based) and economic (market based), the road to commercialization of any new biometric modality is steep.

And as we discussed last year, the electrical properties of a human heartbeat may not have the characteristics that make success likely.

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