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Bodyprint: Biometric Authentication on Phones

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We all carry our smartphone with us everywhere we go. You certainly don’t want a stranger to use your phone when you are not paying attention. There are plenty of user authentication technologies available for mobile devices. Bodyprint happens to be a biometric authentication system that uses the capacitive touchscreen of your device as an image scanner.

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Bodyprint scans users’ ears, palms, fingers, and other parts to extract features and identify users. It can work on a variety of smartphones (not just high-end devices). Here is how the developers explained the technology:

a biometric authentication system that detects users’ biometric features using the same type of capacitive sensing, but uses the touchscreen as the image sensor instead… Bodyprint compensates for the low input resolution with an increased false rejection rate, but does not compromise on authentication precision

The above video gives you a better idea how this technology works. What do you think? Are you impressed?

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