Fancy unlocking your account with the rhythm of your heart?

13 March 2015

Bionym_Nymi How's your heart? Well, your Halifax bank account might need to know as they're toying with the idea of having a bracelet which you wear while it tracks the beat of your heart, which acts as a replacement for your password to get at your account.

No, seriously. It's called the Nymi Band and it'll look at the rhythm of your pulsating chest meat to keep you logged-in so you don't have to remember tedious things like passwords, codes and PIN numbers.

All you do, is pop your finger on a plate which is housed in the band and it creates a circuit, and checks your electrocardiogram against one you've stored in it. As long as you're wearing the band, you have access to your bank account and all that jive.

Bionym, who have come up with this device, reckon it is a much more secure than the usual means of identification. They also think you should use it for contactless payments.

Halifax digital development director Marc Lien muttered: "We are in the very early stages of exploring potential uses for the Nymi Band and wearable technology more widely which will help us further understand how we can serve our customers in the way that best appeals to their needs."

Cue the Daily Mail worrying about someone hacking your heart through the bracelet.

TOPICS:   Technology   Banking   Cool Stuff

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