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Ram Group Announces Full-Body Biometric Authentication Technology

By Ken Briodagh May 05, 2017

Security is a constantly moving target, and identifying authorized users is a constant problem. Biometrics is one of the preferred methods for many researchers, despite the many problems with the technology as it stands. One of those problems is having enough unique identifying data points to find statistical proof of identity. According to a recent announcement, Ram Group, a Singapore-based technology firm, has just announced a new biometric authentication based on a quantum-state sensor, based on a smart semiconductor material created by Ram Group and its partners.

This sensor reportedly will have widespread applications across finance, IoT, transportation, supply chains and security. The company says its Full Body Authentication (FBA) sensor will revolutionize the consumer experience of authenticating mobiles, banking transactions, monitoring supply chains, and other transactions across the digital economy.

This form of biometric authentication identifies the individual, and can also identify different cognitive states, according to the announcement. In other words, it reportedly can determine if the user is awake or asleep, focused or unfocused, and detect stress or anxiety levels.

Ram Group said it has developed a new class of semiconductor materials in order to offer this greater convenience for the consumer, superior level of security that is more resistant to hacking, and an identification platform that can be used for consumer experience and services.

Such an authentication service could allow smart stadiums to authenticate ticket purchases and sales, vehicle security systems to verify allowed drivers, and warehouses or shipping containers to allow only certain people to access the contents. FBA technology can also be combined with blockchain and other cryptographic secure data management technologies to layer in additional security and transparency.

There are still several questions in play that will only be answered once the technology is out in the field for a while, but I look forward to seeing what it can do in the real world. 

Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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