Taliware launches Biombeat, an identity-management software developer toolkit - Help Net Security

Taliware launches Biombeat, an identity-management software developer toolkit - Help Net Security

Taliware announced that its identity-management software developer toolkit (SDK) is now available.


By integrating the Taliware SDK with their applications, mobile app developers can use Taliware’s patented Biombeat to access ECG-based biometric verification, to enable passwordless, location-based authentication.


Operating in stealth mode until now, Taliware has perfected a set of proprietary algorithms for human identity verification that apply machine-learning techniques to decipher a person’s electrocardiogram (ECG) — a unique biometric signature.


Taliware Biombeat is currently compatible with Apple Watch models equipped with an ECG sensor. Taliware’s platform roadmap includes Google Verily, Samsung, and Withings.


When paired with a smartphone, Biombeat enables a mobile app to authenticate the user’s ECG trace, verify the user’s proximity to the phone, and determine the geographical location of both the user and the app.This multimodal approach delivers highly accurate multifactor authentication.


Like other biometric approaches, Taliware’s Biombeat ECG authentication eliminates the need for a password.


Recently, fingerprint authentication has largely been superseded by face authentication, however the latter has been rendered less effective during the pandemic.


By comparison, Biombeat authentication uses the ECG capabilities of a smartwatch, continually assessing our individual cardiac rhythm as a unique and persistent biometric.


“With Taliware and an ECG-enabled smartwatch, your heartbeat is your password,” said Tarik Tali, co-founder and CEO of Taliware.


“Moreover, our geolocation component adds another layer of security to counter fraud, providing proof of presence while ensuring that a pers ..