Mastercard Wants to Identify You by Your Heartbeat, Veins, and Walking Stride

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The payment provider is investigating innovative behavioral biometrics such as gait, face, heartbeat, and veins for cutting-edge payment systems of the future. -GEG
The payment provider is investigating innovative behavioral biometrics such as gait, face, heartbeat and veins for cutting edge payment systems of the future

Commuters may soon be able to ditch their bus pass and access public transport with technology identifying them by the way they walk.

Mastercard MA, +0.09% is working with transport firms to develop a new system that would authenticate passengers by their gait.

The payment provider told MarketWatch that everyone has a unique walk, and it is investigating innovative behavioral biometrics such as gait, face, heartbeat and veins for cutting edge payment systems of the future.

Ajay Bhalla, president of cyber and intelligence solutions for Mastercard, told MarketWatch in an interview: “We are working with transport organizations where your face or gait will authenticate you.

“The way you hold your phone, which ear you use, and how your fingers touch the buttons are all unique to you. We have been testing heartbeat, vein technology, and the way people walk to authenticate people.”

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