September 16, 2019

Your Heartbeat is Your Password

Nymi band_heartbeat password for bankingHalifax is testing wristbands that pick up a wearer’s heartbeat and use it as a way of logging into their mobile banking app.

The Nymi Band would be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth, and use ECG sensors to pick up the wearer’s unique heart rhythm.

Customers would put the band on their wrists, which measures their electrocardiogram or ECG. The ECG data is read when a customer wears the band on one wrist and touches the top sensor with a finger on the other hand.

Another set of sensors then continuously detect that the authenticated person is still wearing the band while they are using their online banking. Read more >>