Nymi Heartbeat Security
Your Heartbeat Is Key
Much like your DNA and your fingerprints, your heartbeat (or cardiac rhythm) is uniquely your own. Thanks to new technology from Toronto-based start-up Bionym, you will soon be able to use your heartbeat as an authentication method for creating a paper-free, money-free, and password-free life.
The device is a wristlet called the Nymi, and it acts as a key to unlock all aspects of your life, including wristband heartbeat verified payments using near field communication, or NFC, technology. When you wear the Nymi, you can go out to make a purchase and leave your wallet at home. Plus, because the Nymi will not work until you place it on your wrist and it is able to confirm your heartbeat and, therefore, your identity, you can rest comfortably knowing that your sensitive personal information is 100% secure.
The Wristband That Does It All
Besides wristband heartbeat verified payments, the potential for using the Nymi is quite staggering. For starters, it could replace your car’s key fob, allowing you to sit in the driver’s seat and push the start button without having to carry a specific key or remote device. It can be used to automatically unlock your computer, iPad, or other device saving you the time it takes to type in your password.
The Nymi is smart-appliance ready, so it can activate any device in close proximity; you just hold your wrist close to the sensor with which you’d like to interact, and the wristband does the rest. Finally, the Nymi has an integrated motion sensor for any action-specific uses and activities.
If the Nymi seems like a device from the future, that’s because it is. Not yet available for consumer purchase, it can be pre-ordered and should ship fairly soon. With all it can do, all the conveniences it affords, and its remarkably low introductory price, it is likely that the Nymi and its heartbeat verified payments will become a customer favourite very soon.