Intel sets its heart on Idesia Biometrics
03 July 2012 17:54 GMT

Intel gets its hands on hearbeat biometric technology

Intel has acquired Israeli biometric company Idesia Biometrics for an undisclosed amount.

Idesia provides technology that it says can  monitor a person's heart beat to enable your personal computers, mobile phones and gadgets to accurately recognize you. The technology can also be used to provide health information.

As a person touches the device it can not only recognise you from your heartbeat, so enabling "Bio-Logon", the company claims, but can also perform heart rate monitoring, stress level and mood monitoring, heart rate reduction training and ECG monitoring, among other applications.

It is unknown what Intel intends to do with the technology, but it does have an  interest in the health care industry and is in a joint venture with General Electric to provide in-home heath care products.

Another Israeli biometric outfit, Face.com, was also recently purchased - this time by Google.

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