Archive for Biometrics

iWallet Biometric wallet keeps your cash safe

Posted in Biometrics by Conner Flynn on September 15th, 2010

iWallet is a secure biometric wallet that should keep your cash and cards safe from foreign hands. The device opens with your fingerprint, and alerts you when it loses Bluetooth contact with your cellphone.

Sounds great, but what is the cost? Will you have anything left to keep safe once you buy it? It’s available in a variety of colors, including a fiber glass model for $400 or a lightweight carbon fiber case for $600.

StressEraser Portable BioFeedback Device

Posted in Biometrics by Conner Flynn on July 25th, 2010

There are lots of ways to beat stress. Some work well, some not so well. This device looks like a good gadget that will help. It’s called the StressEraser Portable BioFeedback Device. Just slide your finger in and it tells you your heart rate.

That way you know when it’s time to calm down. It also tells you how to calm yourself down through rhythmic breathing by monitoring the peaks and dips of your heart rate. The screen goes all haywire when you are stressed and will get all smooth as jazz when you calm down.

The Biometric fingerprint door lock

Posted in Biometrics by Conner Flynn on February 27th, 2008

Biometric fingerprint door lock
With the biometric fingerprint door lock, you can secure your home with the latest in technology and at the same time, you won’t have to worry about shared or lost keys. Just give it the finger. It’s the only key you’ll need. The lock only opens at your touch.

It’s super easy to install since it’s all built into the door lever. Fingerprints can be registered or erased directly with the lock on your door – and, if you have alot of friends and are very trusting, the lock will accommodate prints from up to 120 of your closest friends. Let’s face it, there are too many keys in use. It drives you nuts doesn’t it? It drives me nuts. Eliminate another key from your life and up your security at the same time.

Sequiam Biometrics Biovault 2.0 safe

Posted in Biometrics,Security by Conner Flynn on December 27th, 2007

Sequiam Biometrics Biovault 2.0 safe

Here’s another device you can give the finger too. For security reasons of course. Much like the Master Lock smartTOUCH garage door opener we covered earlier. The Sequiam Biometrics BioVault 2.0 is a safe that needs your finger to open it and get to the valuables inside. It recognizes your fingerprint and opens at your command. You can program it to open for others too, if you grant them access. The safe can accommodate up to 50 users.

You can store your gold inside, jewelry, even your precious and expensive gadgets, but it’s really designed to store guns safely and is endorsed by the NRA. It makes sense to store guns in a safe like this as it would apparently open quickly, but keep them safely locked away from kids. The price is $399.95.

Master Lock smartTOUCH garage door opener

Posted in Biometrics,Home by Conner Flynn on December 27th, 2007

Master Lock smartTOUCH garage door opener

The smartTOUCH garage door opener works with any manufacturer’s garage door opener, and stores up to 20 user’s fingerprints. You can also provide temporary access for contractors or visitors etc, by adding, deleting, and changing user profiles.

I know, it’s all good until someone hacks your finger off, just like SmartScan, but what are ya gonna do? The smartTOUCH operates by sliding the cover open and swiping your finger(Assuming you still have it). The device’s algorithm reads the “unique swirls on your finger to create a unique code, that only comes back to you.” The code is then encrypted and can’t be used to recreate your print. They say that it will work out of the box and is a breeze to install and operate. It’s also weatherproof and can operate at temperatures from -30 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fujitsu Launches Palm Reading Security Mouse

Posted in Biometrics,Fujitsu,Mouse,Security by Reuben Drake on September 11th, 2007

Fujitsu PalmSecure PC Login kit uses vein biometric authentication to secure a PCFujitsu today unveiled a new product in PC security that uses “palm vein biometric authentication” to secure access to computers called the PalmSecure PC Login Kit. The kit comes in two versions, one as a standard which incorporates the palm vein scanner and the other that doubles as a standard computer mouse with the vein reader built in.

The palm vein device from Fujitsu uses a newer type of authentication which uses near-infrared rays to identify the unique patterns of veins in a persons hand. The system promises to provide secure authentication since no two persons vein patterns are exactly alike, and is touchless providing a more hygenic biometric authentication than touching a fingerprint scanner. Also, since the technology looks for deoxidized hemoglobin in the veins to reflect the pattern a hand with no blood pumping …