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Heartbeat Becomes Newest Security Biometric

A Canadian firm is developing biometric software focused on authentication that uses a heartbeat. Bionym, founded by two recent University of Toronto graduates, develops biometric software. Its HeartID software detects and distinguishes a heartbeat through the use of sensors. The resulting accuracy is greater than 99 percent, they say, which is on a par with existing fingerprint-enabled security. Foteini  Agrafioti developed the HeartID algorithm as part of her doctoral research at the university. The technology was transferred to Bionym, a company she launched with Karl Martin. HeartID could be licensed for use as an embedded security technology in video game controllers, tablet computers, cell phones, firearms, and automobiles. (PhysOrg)(University of Toronto)(Bionym)

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