Heartbeats may be the keys of the future

Company develops technology that uses electrocardiograms for access control


Martin believes that the company’s technology will be applicable to both physical and logical access control. In addition to authenticated identity and proximity, Martin said that the company is also delivering motion capabilities in this new solution.

"There is an embedded motion sensor which will allow for simple gesture recognition and that’s a way for a user to indicate their intent," said Martin. "Do I want to unlock physical doors or not when I’m there? Do I want to unlock the front door of a car versus the trunk of a car?"

Martin said that the company will be conducting beta testing this fall and he expects that they will be able to release the Nymi wristband next April.