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Recognizing unique EEG brainwaves to enhance biometric authentication: Key Neurotech Patent #20

— Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 6,898,299

Today we are sharing a robust 2005 patent harnessing EEG brainwaves in the (now) hot space of biometric authentication and security. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 6,898,299: Method and system for biometric recognition based on electric and/or magnetic characteristics.

  • Assignee(s): GR Intellectual Reserve, LLC
  • Inventor(s): Juliana H. Brooks
  • Technology Category: EEG
  • Issue Date: May 24, 2005

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘299 patent applies EEG signals, along with a number of other biometric signals, to a wide array of authentication and security applications. Read the rest of this entry »

Next phase in the brain health revolution: Objective, physiological, and widespread measures of brain function

-- Credit: Marianne Meadahl, SFU

— Credit: Marianne Meadahl, SFU

Brainwaves could be the next health vital sign (ScienceDaily):

“Simon Fraser University researchers hope that a brain vital-sign test becomes as routine during a doctor’s check-up as taking a blood pressure or heart rate measurement Read the rest of this entry »

The future of brainwave-enhanced media

neurofictionPerils and pleasures of mood-sensing technology (New Scientist):

“What happens when we link films and music to devices that capture small changes in our emotions? …The technology to tune Read the rest of this entry »

Emerging consumer electronics to monitor and enhance brain functioning

Ten Innovative Ideas in Consumer Electronics (article by Bloomberg Businessweek reporting on CES 2013):

Human monitoring
The human body can be monitored, too, allowing us all to perform better and live longer. HeartMath makes heart monitors that are worn daily and report results online directly to doctors… Read the rest of this entry »

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