Our skull is an authorization system

Authorization systems are constantly evolving and biometric technologies are becoming more and more popular today. Researchers from one of the German universities have developed a system that identifies the user’s skull to give him access to a variety of devices and services.

Biometric systems that protect access to a wide range of services are becoming more common, yet they are far from ideal and can be deceived. A team of scientists from the University of Stuttgart, Saarland University and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, however, is working on a completely new biometric technology called SkullConduct, which uses skull properties.

The system uses a speaker that uses the conductivity of the skull bone and the microphone connected to the user’s head. The whole is based on modified glass Google Glass and reproduces a short sound, inaudible to man.

The acoustic signal passing through the skull is recorded by the microphone, and since its shape for each of us is unique, the sound wave passing through its interior receives a unique signature that will become as individual as the fingerprint. It is ideal for authorization systems, and you will not have to remember passwords, do any unique gestures, or scan an iris or fingerprint.

SkullConduct is not the ideal technology for now. The correctness of the identification of a person is 97%. In addition, you should still be dealing with a few restrictions, such as background noise picked up by the microphone, or changes in the thickness of the skin tissue that may change the pattern of the sound.