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Cellphone Anti-Theft Technology

By David Ponce

The image doesn’t really have anything to do with this piece of news. That being said, you should know that Finnish scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have invented a device to make it harder to steal mobile phones and laptops by enabling them to detect changes in their owner’s walking style.

The idea is that gaits are a little like fingerprints: everyone’s walk is different. The first time you walk out with your cell, motion sensors would register your specific walk. Then, if the phone ever detects a different walking style, it could prompt the user for a password. If that user is a thief, well, the phone is useless.

Sounds good to me, however the technology has not yet been adopted or implemented by cellphone manufacturers.

More here. Also, video here. Story VIA Textually.







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