Sunday, May 10th, 2009
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Owen Bowcott, The Guardian
May 10, 2009
Distinctive brain patterns could become the latest subject of biometric scanning after EU researchers successfully tested technology to verify Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Âidentities for security checks.
The experiments, which also examined the potential of heart rhythms to authenticate individuals, were conducted under an EU-funded inquiry into biometric systems that could be deployed at airports, borders and in sensitive locations to screen out terrorist suspects.
Another series of tests fitted a “sensing seat” to a truck to record each driver’s characteristic seated posture in an attempt to spot whether commercial vehicles had been hijacked.