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Brain Scanning May Be Used In Security Checks

May 11, 2009
Owen Bowcott
The Guardian
May 11, 2009

Distinctive brain patterns could become the latest subject of biometric scanning after EU researchers successfully tested technology to verify ­identities 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.

Details of the Humabio (Human Monitoring and Authentication using Biodynamic Indicators and Behaviourial Analysis) pilot projects have been published amid further evidence of biometric technologies penetrating everyday lives.

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  1. May 11, 2009 10:57 pm

    In less than two decades we have complicated our travels replete with delays and doubts on security checks and procedures which keep on increasing.GO , NOGO type of checks have always circumvented through channel X or Y the Intelligence we took for granted. There was always a
    crude terrorist approach that was specializing in overtaking the technology. The more involved it is the more the patches and leaks we observe as time passes. This technique can give good results. But,can we afford ?
    What are the other “benign” applications? Can we also attempt for
    positively peace establishing zones of these applications instead of
    constantly suspecting the likely disturbances which we find ever increasing and never ending in our lives?

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