Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Death To Log-ins
Log-ins are a curse of our times. Motorola has come up with two alternatives which look unlikely to catch on – a circuit which can be stamped onto your skin and a pill you can swallow.
MC10, a firm in Massachusetts, developed the circuits which can be stamped on your skin. MC10 calls the circuits BioStamps.
A pill called the Proteus Digital Health pill, approved by regulators in both the USA and EU, could be used to transmit a signal to a device authenticating the user.
Somehow the Motorola proposals seem clunky compared with voice/Iris/facial/fingerprint recognition techniques.
But at least the demise of the bloody password is imminent.Tags: circuits, curse, demise, health, motorola