Apple wants to embed cardiac sensors into an iPhone case to identify you
Adding biometric to sensors to electronic devices for user identification, is not a new thing.
Sometimes they are fingerprint readers, face or iris recognition sensors, voice recognition software, etc; But most of them are bulky, require additional, sometimes cumbersome, efforts by the users. So even if biometric recognition is present in the device, it often goes unused.
Now Apple has an idea of a new biometric recognition approach on your iPhone, to make the process seamlessly “magical”.
By embedding the cardiac sensors in iPhone case:
When you hold an iPhone in your hand, cardiac sensors, integrated into the iPhone case, are able to monitor your heart rhythm, and identify the person holding the device.
And that’s about it. No passwords that can be glimpsed or guessed, fancy gesture movements on a touchscreen, that can be easily recognized. Just pick up an iPhone, and it already knows it’s you.
Pretty cool idea. Unfortunately, it’s only at a patent stage, and it’s implementation will depend a lot on availability of reliable enough sensors, and processing software, which may not be up to the task yet.
But hey, if Apple can make it work sooner or later, I’m all for it.