ECG as an identifier has many benefits that enhance the security of your existing systems:
HeartKey® User ID uses your individual ECG to identify you, gives early insight of heart conditions and protects your physiological data. This enables more refined customer analytics for the user, reducing the risk of data corruption.
Biometrics are biological and/or behavioural characteristics of a person, which can be used in a system to recognise someone from those characteristics.
First-generation biometric modalities such as face, fingerprint, iris, and voice have been widely used for many years, however the world has moved towards the next generation of biometrics.
A human’s ECG is varied due to a range of factors including the size and shape of the heart, the position within the chest and the conductive properties of the torso.
Each time the heart beats, an electric signal is generated. Within this complex waveform exists a myriad of information unique to the individual.
This variability between humans and their individual heartbeats can be understood by two states:
Each individual’s waveform will be different to another (inter-variability), like a fingerprint, but more than that, each heartbeat also forms a different signal (intra-variability).
These variations provide a unique pattern per person which allows HeartKey® to know who you are and how you are.
Biometrics is considered one of the strongest options among existing user authentication techniques due to its six main characteristics...
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