Researchers can use the size of your heart to unlock a PC

Published September 26, 2017

An article on Engadget reports UB researchers led by Wenyao Xu, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, have created a computer authentication system that uses an individual’s heart shape and size to sign in, utilizing low-level Dopler radar to continuously scan the heart’s dimensions, and granting access as long as the user is in the right place.

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