The rhythm of your heart can now unlock true love and protect your health data.
Your fingerprints. Your voice. The irises of your eyes. It seems that these days any part of your body can be used for biometric authentication—the process by which your physical characteristics are used to prove your identity, allowing you access to your cell phone, your bank account or your front door.
Now, you can add your heartbeat to the list. Researchers at the State University of New York-Binghamton have developed a way to use patients’ heartbeat patterns to protect their electronic medical records, opening the door to a new method of biometric authentication.
As wearable health devices that monitor everything from blood pressure to respiratory rate become more popular, there’s an increasing need to transmit health data electronically to doctor’s offices, explains Zhanpeng Jin, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Binghamton.
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