Throughout the last five years we have seen leaps in security for our personal devices. Lately we have seen some fingerprint scanners built into phones, although they haven’t really been that great they have been the face of progress nonetheless, and with “face” mentioned that brings us to Yahoo Labs and their new project; the bodyprint. The idea behind this is to use other parts of your body to unlock your phone, such as your ear or a handprint or a fist.
A team of researchers from Yahoo Labs have created a new technology called ‘Bodyprint’ that turns your smartphone’s touchscreen display into a biometric scanner. Since mobile devices’ touchscreens have lower input resolutions compared to those found in the iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6’s home buttons, Bodyprint requires you to scan a different part of your body, whether that be your ear, fist, five fingers or palm.