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Take This iPhone To Heart

Apple’s patents are fascinating, and the one Unwired discovered is just insane: an iPhone with built in cardiac sensors that can monitor heart rhythm and identify who’s holding the device.

“And that’s about it. No passwords that can be glimpsed or guessed, fancy gesture movements on a touchscreen, that can be easily recognized. Just pick up an iPhone, and it already knows it’s you.

Pretty cool idea. Unfortunately, it’s only at a patent stage, and it’s implementation will depend a lot on availability of reliable enough sensors, and processing software, which may not be up to the task yet.”

In a few years, maybe. I really can’t imagine doing biometric stuff with my iPhone now. Check out the patent here.

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