Cell phone could identify its owner by their walk

Wednesday, 16 November 2005, 2:50 PM EST

Whether you stride purposefully or shuffle along, your unique mode of locomotion could soon be used to secure your cell phone against theft and unauthorised use. Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a prototype of a cell phone that uses motion sensors to record a user's walking pattern of movement, or gait.

By Will Knight at New Scientist.

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