/. [Future Cell Phone Knows You By Your Walk]

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Oct 15 15:01:33 PDT 2005

Link: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/10/15/0640206
Posted by: Zonk, on 2005-10-15 12:39:00

   jangobongo writes "Researchers at the [1]VTT Technical Research Centre
   of Finland have come up with a unique way to secure your cell phone if
   it should get lost or stolen: 'Gait code'. Motion sensors in the phone
   would [2]monitor the walking pattern (or gait) of whoever is in
   possession of the phone, and if the 'gait' doesn't match a
   pre-established biometric the phone would require a password to
   operate. The prototype cell phone correctly identified when it was
   being carried by someone other than its owner 98% of the time. The
   research team [3]points out (powerpoint document) that this method
   could also work for PDAs, laptops, USB tokens, smart cards, wallets,
   suitcases, and guns."


   1. http://www.vtt.fi/indexe.htm
   2. http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn8161
   3. http://www.vtt.fi/vtt/uutta/2005/img/wsbr/tiedoteeng.doc

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