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Ahhhhh..here we go with the first wave of “smart” wristbands. I have heard numerous companies talking about creating some sort of smart something or other that will keep track of all of our passwords, keys, etc.
To authenticate via Nymi, the user puts the wristband on and touches a topside sensor with one hand to complete an electrical loop with the bottom-side sensor touching their wrist. That generates the ECG data used to authenticate their identity, and the wristband transmits the ECG (via Bluetooth) to the corresponding registered app, on a smartphone or other device in proximity to the user, to verify the wearer is who they say they are.
I think like everything else “new” that comes out, it is a waiting game to see how it will do, what the security is, and ease of use. I am still a good ole pen and paper person myself, but that doesn’t mean this doesn’t have its advantages!
What do you think?