Use Your Ear to Unlock Your Phone

Use Your Ear to Unlock Your Phone
technology

A patent from Amazon uses ear recognition technology to tell who is using a phone and on which side of their face

Teo Armus
  • 30 june 2015

The iPhone has eliminated the need for a phone password with Touch ID, but a future edition of the Amazon Fire might not even require your fingertips at all—just your ear.

Ears have a unique combination of curves, points and other features that can be used to determine identity, and that’s exactly what Amazon has harnessed with a new patent that could mean thumbs-free phone use a few years down the line.

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