Delaware Patent of the Month – July 2022

Biometric authentication offers both a convenient method for the right user and great security in most cases. There is no need to remember a password when your face or thumbprint can unlock your device for you and you alone. However, there are always ways around this. You see in spy movies that a fingerprint lifted from a doorknob can be used to gain access by the wrong individuals. Additional security measures, like ultrasound 3D imaging, do add more security but are simply not realistic for day-to-day devices such as smartphones. 

Global E-Dentity, Inc. has addressed these biometric authentication limitations, developing a solution that can be easily applied for augmented reality or virtual reality (VR) devices. The company is made of a team of experts in virtual security who have been developing impenetrable, multimodal, secure identification products since 2017.

Their recently patented solution is designed for VR devices that are worn by a specific user. The technology uses a vein-matching system for either the face or full body recognition to secure biometrics with incredible match rates. In this way, the face, fingers, feet, or any body part can be used for reliable biometrics. This range of capabilities ensures any VR device can be equipped with biometric authentication – from VR helmets to VR floor mats. 

The technology uses multi-dimensional scanning to generate vertice profiles of bones and/or blood vessels which can later be matched for authentication. The multi-dimensional image captures unique and granular characteristics of the bones and blood vessels which ensures no unauthorized user can replicate them. These biometrics also cannot be lifted off a doorknob or faked by non-authorized users.

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