Most of us want to protect our personal information in order to avoid another person viewing it. On that note, we all store our information’s or data’s in our laptops or in a smartphone with a password protected. Therefore, it is protected and it won’t allow anyone to access the locked system without entering the correct password. Sometimes, situations lead us to threaten or forced us to type the password to unlock the system. Hence, most of us feel that maintaining the password secretly is more difficult than securing the information from others.
Earlier, we have used alphanumeric keys for unlocking the laptops or smartphone. Nowadays, we have got different types of locks in the touchscreen device. They are a fingerprint sensor, pattern, face recognition etc. are used to unlock the device successfully. However, it will take at least a minute of time for completing the security process. This kind of passwords can easily be identified by others. To avoid this kind of problems in future, the scientists have brought an interesting solution for securing both the password and information.
The new method is the heartbeat security system, which was developed by researchers at University at Buffalo in the US. The heartbeat password will be safe and effective when compared to other biometric security types for unlocking the device. It took three years of time for the team to develop this new security system. The security system analyses the shape and size of the heart to identify the user by using low-level Doppler radar.
The system will be unlocked only after scanning the size of the heart which requires just 8 seconds. It will continue to monitor the user’s heart to make sure that you are sitting in front of the system. The system will automatically lock when the system fails to recognize the user’s heartbeat. Moreover, the heartbeat password won’t be harmful for the user, because of its less signal strength of the system. The systems radar is just 5 milliwatts which is very less when compared to Wi-Fi and smartphone’s radiation.
The upcoming biometric system is more efficient and safe than the existing systems like finger print, facial recognition. Moreover, it is a non-contact device and hence, the user don’t need to worry about the authenticating problem. It will continue to monitor the user’s heart, therefore, all the stored information will be safe and secured. The researchers decided to compress the system, so that it can be installed in the corner of the keyboard. We can also use the biometric heartbeat system in airports and smartphones for identifying a person. It is expected that the researchers will present this new security system in the 23rd Annual International Conference (Mobicom) in Utah.