Bioscrypt, a Toronto-based company, has produced a new way to log on to your computer. Your face! The company has produced a 3D DeskCam that uses its lens and infrared technology to scan a face to authenticate computer users.
How does it work? The camera uses approximately 40,000 identification points on the phase, notably the bridge of the nose, eye sockets, forehead, and cheek bones. This way, if a guy shaves or a woman applies extra makeup, the camera will still recognize the password protected, or face protected, user. The only time you would have to get the camera reprogrammed is if you decided to get a nose job or other cosmetic changes.
Is this face protection worth it? For $350, it can prevent others in your house or malicious outsiders from accessing your important files. Also, there is a bit of the cool effect, or Matrix effect, going on here that makes this new technology appealing. This face camera will be plugged into a USB port and may be integrated into computers in the future. This will compete against biometric security systems that read fingerprints.
Watch out for this product in the second half of the year.