Time to forget about what fingerprint reader and voice control and let’s believe the companies behind these biometric options. We learn to be in safe hands in the future.
Remember to pull back your hair and let a camera scan your ears when shopping something in the future. It must be long-term, but in fact, a lot of progress has been made when it comes to the ears in combination with biometrics.
Ears are unique. They are stable and lasting, which means they change very little over a lifetime. It’s also true when it comes to fingerprints, but less true when talking about facial recognition, says Michael Boczek, director of Descartes Biometrics, to Wired.
Japanese NEC is one of the companies that focus on technology. Sound waves are used to read ears, in a process that takes less than a second and has the accuracy of more than 99 percent, if we believe the NEC itself.
“Let my heart be me,” sang Sony Hedenbratt in the TV series of the same name in the happy seventies. Almost fifty years later, it may prove more appropriate than ever, at least if we are talking biometric logins.
Sensors of various kinds read from our hearts have seen several examples already, but in the future, we can use our heart to log in to our internet bank.
South Korea’s Korea Internet & Security Agency develop a biometric technology that combines fingerprints, heartbeats, and ECGs. According to the company, technology must be a much safer form of login that is offered today.
This technique is probably closer than you think. Already this year, a UK supermarket became the first to let its customers pay with the help of their friends at their fingertips.
The British company Stahler invests heavily in technology through its Fingopay product – and is in the middle of discussions with several business chains around the UK.
Simon Binns, Commercial Manager at Stahler, believes that the technology makes it very easy for customers to pay.
They do not need to carry either money or cards. They do not need to remember any pin code. You only take with yourself. It is the safest form of biometry. There are no known incidents when this technique where this technology has been broken.
When you place your finger on the scanner it looks if you live, it looks for a pulse, and it looks for hemoglobin. Your friend code is secure because it is stored in a database in encrypted forms, such as binary numbers.