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New Biometric System Identifies People By Heart, Brain, Breathing Patterns

New biometric technology can identify individuals by sensing unique electronics signals generated by a beating heart, brain function or breathing.
ZICHRON YAACOV, Israel — New biometric technology developed here can identify individuals by sensing unique electronics signals generated by a beating heart, brain function or breathing.

The developer, IDesia (Caesarea, Israel), claims that unlike existing biometric solutions its electronic signature sensor can capture human biometric signals with relative ease. It also claims its system is cheaper than other biometric sensors, making it suitable for mass production.

The technology works this way: Users must touch a "biodynamic signature" (BDS) sensor for up to eight seconds, depending on the levels of accuracy required. The sensor then identifies inidividual electronic signatures. No dedicated reader is required.

The technology is said to be ideal for the consumer electronics market because the sensor is smaller and more durable than other methods. They are also easy to use, require little power and are much cheaper than current biometric technologies.

IDesia also claims the sensor can be added to a range of PC peripherals, mobile phones, PDAs or even credit, smart or identity cards.

The company hopes to sell BDS chip sets to OEM customers manufacturing biometric products. The company's first OEM agreement is with Aladdin Knowledge Systems (Tel Aviv, Israel), which is using the BDS sensor to develop a custom biometric solution for its eToken, a USB authentication device.

Aladdin is also a seed investor in IDesia.

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