What are Physiological Biometrics?
Physiological biometrics technology measures the unique pattern of a user’s automatic bodily functions for purposes of identification, authentication, and analysis. Heartbeat, brain activity, perspiration, respiration, eye-reactions to light, emotions, and even body odor can be measured for a wide variety of applications including health monitoring, physical and logical access control, liveness detection, payments, marketing and more.
Where can I find Physiological Biometrics?
Physiological biometrics are at the cutting edge of biometric innovation, but they do exist in real world deployments. The most commonly known and understood of the physiological biometrics is the cardiovascular modality, through which the heartbeat of a user is measured via a vital sign sensor and used for remote health monitoring or continuous authentication for finance and physical access control applications.
We are also on the verge of seeing brainwave biometrics used for authentication, with solutions emerging in this field in the wake of innovative biometric research into the uniqueness of human brain activity.
As more headway is made in physiological biometrics, expect to see them integrated into spaces where continuous and frictionless authentication is required, or where health and fitness data can be useful as part of a larger technological ecosystem. Connected cars, health spaces, and smart home applications are ideal for the novel solutions made possible through physiological biometrics. Researchers have even suggested emotional biometrics be used as a nuclear failsafe to ensure the direst of all decisions can’t be made in a fit of rage.
Read on to meet the leading providers of Physiological Biometrics solutions.
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Aerendir Mobile Inc. is the pioneer provider of a novel physiologic biometric authentication technology called Neuro-Finger Print™ (NFP). This identification technology, called “Touch Technology™” captures signals from the individual’s unique proprioceptive neurophysiology. These unique Neuro-Finger Print™ (NFP) signals can be sensed by hardware that already exists in smartphones and tablets.
Nymi’s vision is to deliver Convenient Authentication Anywhere, transforming the model of authentication into a secure and seamless experience for both enterprises and end-users. The Nymi Band is a wearable, multi-factor authenticator that can be used with any application, device or service to deliver Always On Authentication™.