Bionym’s Nymi wristband can identify the wearer by their heartbeat and uses that as an alternative to passwords or PIN codes. The wristband can securely communicate with multiple devices and can be used to unlock a smartphone or a car.
The wearer can use their unique cardiac rhythm to authenticate their identity. When the Nymi is clasped around a wrist it powers on. By placing a finger on the topside sensor while the wrist is in contact with the bottom sensor, an electrical circuit is completed.
After feeling a vibration and seeing the LEDs illuminate, Nymi knows you are you and so do your devices. You will then stay authenticated until it is taken off.
The Nymi functions on a 3-factor security system, which includes the wristband, your unique heartbeat and an Authorized Authentication Device (a smartphone or device registered with the Nymi app). Nymi can be preordered for $79 and you can check it out in the video below: