Apple, the world’s leading technology company, has announced their decision to integrate electric cardiogram (ECG) technology in to the Apple Watch 4.

This changes everything for ECG technology/heart-tech.

B-Secur, the leading British heart-tech company behind HeartKey (which delivers ECG biometric algorithms offering authentication, identification and a range of health measures), has spent 15 years developing this cutting-edge technology and the last four years working specifically with partners, embedding it in a variety of applications.

Alan Foreman, B-Secur CEO

B-Secur CEO Alan Foreman says,

“Our hearts are utterly unique to each of us individually.

"And because they are constantly beating they can provide a sense of dynamic authentication and wellness that no other biometric security device can compete with.

"This means they can prove you are who you say you are like no other biometric security device and that’s partly why I think Apple have chosen this technology.

Major Players with ECG

At B-Secur, we work with major players like Cypress Semiconductor and Analog Devices to embed our world-class algorithms in to their devices and we’re in talks with companies and brands across health, automotive, industrial and financial sectors about how we can develop similar tailored solutions just for them.
Alan Foreman, B-Secur CEO

Ahead of the ECG Biometric Game

“The applications for this are huge and wide-ranging from, for example, device security to automotive security to building security.

“But your heart-beat can tell us not just who you are, but how you are and this is central to Apple’s announcement. This about your health. It will allow Apple to know when you’re pushing yourself athletically, when you’re stressed, when you’re asleep and when you’re in danger in coronary terms.

“The sheer variety of all the possible applications means we’re likely to be seeing a lot more ECG-based technology appearing in a lot more parts of our lives.

“At B-Secur, we work with major players like Cypress Semiconductor & Analog Devices to embed our world-class algorithms in to their devices and we’re in talks with companies and brands across health, automotive, industrial and financial sectors about how we can develop similar tailored solutions just for them.

“Your car will only unlock for you, it will know when you’re alert and when you’re sleepy; your doctor or nurse will know with certainty who they are administering the medicine to; the insurance company will know for certainty who was driving the car at the time of the accident. The applications are limitless.

“ECG is the coming technology when it comes to user authentication and user wellness.”

One of Britain’s most eminent cardiologists, Dr Andrew Mitchell, Consultant Cardiologist at Jersey General Hospital says,

"Wearable technologies such as the Apple Watch provide the perfect platform to record and analyse an individual’s heart rhythm.

"Not only do they provide the opportunity to continuously screen for potentially dangerous heart conditions but also, by incorporating biometric algorithms such as those developed by B-Secur, these devices could become a quick, constant and accurate way of providing user authentication."

The B-Secur Wearable Difference: From Wellness to Authentication

Not only do they provide the opportunity to continuously screen for potentially dangerous heart conditions but also, by incorporating biometric algorithms such as those developed by B-Secur, these devices could become a quick, constant and accurate way of providing user authentication.
Dr Andrew Mitchell, Consultant Cardiologist

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