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Friday, March 11, 2016

"Ear Printing" - Using Earbuds To Verify Your Identity

NEC Can Verify Your Identity Using Sound-Capturing Earbuds

Biometric authentication goes way beyond your fingerprint.

Billy Steele | March 8, 2016

Sure, you could use your fingerprint to unlock your phone, but NEC developed a way to verify your identity with your ears. The corporation announced technology this week that used the way in which sound resonates in the ear canal to identify a person. Ear shape is also unique to each of us, so NEC created a way for microphone-equipped earbuds to measure the acoustics after sending out a sound. What's more, the company says the technology works with 99 percent accuracy and only takes about a second to take its measurements.


<more at; related links: (NEC Creates Earbuds That Can Verify Your Identity. March 8, 2016) and (NEC's earbuds will identify you by resonating sound in your ear canal. March 11, 2016)>

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