| An Indian-origin scientist and his team is working to make smartphones function better. The team is adapting accelerometers, Global Positioning System (GPS) chips, gyroscopes and other sensors which will help smartphones study a user's mood, remove passwords and protect monetary transactions too.|
The team is being led by Nitesh Saxena at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and they are working on an innovation that will become your favourite device soon. Saxena is the director of the Spies lab at the university and the team is pulling together data from accelerometers, gyroscopes and proximity sensors to chart the characteristic gestures that are generated by a user while answering a call or clicking a selfie.
Once your moves are understood by the software it can unlock your phone automatically or freeze it if the phone goes in wrong hands. As revealed by Saxena, the system will tap into user interactions with multiple connected devices like Google Glass and Apple Watch and this system is more secure too. The new smartphones will be able to measure temperature, humidity and barometric pressure too. All these readings will help a secure log-in to your computer and make passwords obsolete too.
The “Zero-interaction” authentication systems operate like the keyless entry. Saxena's team has also found out that readings from multiple sensors, including GPS, audio, temperature and altitude can actually hinder attacks. An Android based app has been developed, called BlueProximity++, that will use the readings to unlock devices instantly and securely as soon as the phone gets within the range.
The financial transactions can also be protected as the team has developed a countermeasure to verify the payment request. The system will use signals from a combination of sensors, like nearby WiFi hotspots and their signal strengths, and short audio snippets too that are captured by the phone's microphone.
Courtesy:- EFYTIMES News Network