Apple Watch: the user’s heart rate could help to authenticate


Apple may soon incorporate a biometric device with the Heart of the Apple Watch? .


Apple Watch: to biometric recognition through the Heart?

Following a study published in the journal JAMA Heart Cardiology, it appears that the Apple Watch is the watch connected to indicate the most accurate heart rate; with an accuracy rate of about 90%. A result that could tempt the brand Apple to integrate within its shows connected biometric recognition device via the heart rate monitor watch.

The heart rate as a means of authentication

A patent was filed by Apple that would identify the owner, with his heart rate recorded by the Apple Watch. According to a study of 50 people using a tracker of physical activity with a heart rate monitor, the Apple Watch is connected shows the most accurate on the market, with a precision estimated at 90% while other connected watches available on the market do not exceed 80%. Only lap belts achieve an accuracy of 99%. The study published in the journal JAMA Cardiology however, shows that more exercise was intense, less the results recorded by heart rate monitors were accurate.


Going without their PIN to access various data

Apple could use the heart rate monitor its connected watch that thus shows a 90% accuracy to enable users to s’ authenticate. It would therefore be possible to combine the recognition device with the heart rate of the user, including one wearing a connected watch. Recall that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the production has now been stopped, has a player iris of the eye, more effective than the fingerprint according to various studies.


The Apple Watch has authentication system with a pulse oximeter

The Pulse oximetry or oxygen saturation is a noninvasive method of measuring the oxygen saturation of hemoglobin in the blood capillaries, it is called pulsed oxygen saturation: the SpO2 . The operating principle of measuring devices based on the emission of two light (red and infrared), and measuring their absorption by the pulsatile flow of blood. Pulse oximetry is thus based on measuring the light absorption of hemoglobin in blood capillaries. The result is expressed as a percentage. Between 100% and 95%, the level is normal and below 95% is considered low but this is not necessarily pathological. Below 90%, the rate is low and there is a risk of hypoxemia, the causes can be a lung infection, sleep apnea or asthma attacks. If the rate is below 80%, there may be an effect on the function of vital organs such as the heart or brain.


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