TechRepublic.com has posted an interesting update regarding the future of biometrics. A research team at the University of Buffalo has come up with a way to verify a user’s identity based on their heart. Not their heartbeat, but the size and shape of the heart, which is so far thought to be entirely unique for each person.
A lot of us are using fingerprint and facial scanners already to unlock our smartphones, but this would use radar technology to determine your heart’s dimensions. Once the initial scan is done for a user, it can continuously monitor for that user’s heart geometry from up to about 30 feet away.
This seems very cool to me, but I know some may have privacy concerns. If anyone would like to poke holes in this, I’d be glad to hear them!