physiological biometrics

Biometric Tech Tests Concert Fun Levels, St. Vincent Delivers

Biometric Tech Tests Concert Fun Levels, St. Vincent Delivers

Live Nation, together with Cisco and TBD Labs, has found scientific, biometric proof that music shows are fun. The companies arranged a St. Vincent concert in which attendees would all wear electroencephalogram (or ‘EEG’) headbands and skin sensors. These would measure listeners’ response to the performance in terms of brainwaves, galvanic skin response, and sweat levels.…

Researchers Create Brainwave Biometric Authentication System

Researchers Create Brainwave Biometric Authentication System

Researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a brainwave biometrics system that can effectively create a kind of ‘password’ out of how users respond to a set of three images. The system relies on electroencephalography, which entails the measurement of electrical activity in the brain through dedicated sensors. The…

Researcher Makes Case for Sweat-Based Authentication

Researcher Makes Case for Sweat-Based Authentication

A University of Albany assistant professor is making the case for a new approach to user authentication on consumer devices based on sweat. In a newly published paper, Jan Halámek argues that skin secretions offer individual amino acid profiles that are unique enough for identification purposes. Paired with additional data such as patterns in sweat levels…