Berkeley School of Information | via TechCrunch
KEY MOBILE TRENDS: , biometrics, BCI, mobile security.
EVENT HORIZON: 4 years.
The other day I came across a story about the potential of "breathprints." Now here's a story about wild biometic security: pass-thoughts.
It's amazing thought: think your password and you're in. Researchers at Berkeley's School of Information are working on using off-the-shelf, consumer-grade EEG accessories (in this case Neurosky's MindSet) to think in your ID. The cost of EEG biosensors have come down to such a degree, they really can become a common, everyday sensor.
So, when it comes to biometrics, you can't just put your finger on it.
(Oh. Thought hacking is another issue to think about.)
Berkeley professor John Chuang wearing
a Neurosky MindSet brainwave sensor: