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Heartbeat Can Act as Security Lock on Implanted Devices

A person’s heart beat can act as a passcode and prevent hacks into implanted devices, NBC News reports. The security feature was developed by researchers at Rice University. Traditional devices such as defibrillators or insulin pumps, even after recent scientific innovation, can be hacked and their programming altered to change function. The new security device will require a physician to measure the patient’s heartbeat with a “second device.” Only if this heartbeat matches the signal of the implanted device can the physician have access to the device.

Read the article published by NBC News.