Heartbeat Biometrics (Bionym)

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 13, 2012

It is impossible to spoof a heartbeat: That's the claim of a new biometrics company that wants to use the signature of your heart pumping as personal identification. Is the idea quack science, or does it have promise? In this note, we examine Bionym's HeartID technology and contrast to other biometric methods.

HeartID

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