Brainprints: more individual than fingerprints, safer than passwords

Date:20 April 2016 Author: Nikky Knijf Tags:, , ,

Brain activity is more individual than fingerprints and seemingly impossible to replicate. With this in mind, researchers at the Binghamton University in New York have successfully developed a technology that can identify a person by measuring the brain’s response to various stimuli. For the study a series of 500 pre-planned images were shown to a test group and all the participants showed unique responses. The team behind the discovery is now attempting to break the system, to see how safe it truly is.

Source: Binghamton University

Image credit: Jack Moreh