New biometric modality “Neuro-Finger Print” invented by neurophysiologist
The biometric being measured is the signal transmitted from the nervous system to the hand, which can be detected in the form of microscopic vibrational patterns by smartphone sensors and authenticated by an algorithm when the device is held for three to four seconds. This is made possible by the advanced kinetic sensors built into current smartphones.
“It is akin to a brain scan from the palm of your hands,” he says, as reported by Techworld. “Using kinetic sensor from a normal phone – the accelerometer and the gyroscope – you can measure vibrations. Not motion, but vibrations you don’t see that are like shivering in the muscle.”
“Having encryption based on your brain, means that it cannot be decrypted unless you touch your machine, or you have a contraption enabled to scan that and decrypt it,” Zizi explains.
Zizi calls the technology “Neuroprint” or “Neuro-Finger Print” (NFP) and argues that it more secure than other modalities like voice, facial, fingerprint, or iris biometrics, because they can be recorded and copied.
The authentication process takes place on the device, which Zizi says is the only way to give people control of their own privacy. He has accumulated four patents relating to the technology so far, and has 17 more in the pipeline, according to Techworld.
NFP authentication technology is available from Aerendir, which was founded in 2015, and is based in Mountain View, California.