Silent-Sense technology allows smartphones to recognize its owner
Gone are the days of the passwords! US-based scientists from Illinois University have developed a software which recognizes you by your touch. Believe it or not, but the software allows the touchscreen of the device to recognize the user by his way of tapping or swiping the screen of the device. Developer Cheng Bo and his colleagues have named it Silent-Sense. The software is said to have a 99% accuracy rate and would be further worked upon, to unleash its full potential.
So how does it work? Well, the software uses the built-in sensors to monitor the fingertip size, pressure patterns, pressure duration and many similar things. These are stored in the device memory as user signature, which helps it recognize its original user. According to the developers, they would further enhance it by allowing the accelerometer and the gyro sensor to work in tandem with the software.
In the initial stage, Silent-Sense was tested on a group of 100 users. Developers reveal that within 10 taps, the software showed 99% accuracy rate. There is more to the software! It does not check for the user’s identity while running games or apps. It only powers itself while running personal stuff like mails, texts and other sensitive data.