Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 Technology

Latest Invention: Acoustic Ear-scanning Technology to Help Avoid Theft


Researchers managed to come up with a technology that could protect portable devices such as iPod and mobile phones from theft.

Their latest invention uses the acoustic fingerprint of the ear, which makes it impossible for other people to operate the device. Such technology could be also used to improve the safety features of bank accounts and passports.

Scientists found that it is possible to identify a person by the distinctive sounds of the ear chamber. In their study researchers used an earphone to send a weak tone in the ear in order to stimulate hair cells beyond the inner ear. Thus they hoped to make the hair cells produce their own sound. The sound is unique, with the person's eardrum, ear bones and ear shape playing a role in producing it.

The latest invention proposed by the researchers will allow a user's iPod or mobile phone to instantly identify the "fingerprint" of the owner. Thus with the help of anti-theft acoustic fingerprint detector people will have the possibility to use their gadgets without worrying that it could be stolen.

Such technology could be used to pay bills or safely carry out different banking transactions by simply put on a set of headphones or a mobile phone to the ear. According to Arthur Rapos, electronics engineer at Elektra company, this technology could be a step towards creating microchips with biological information that could be implanted in humans.

"The sound the inside of our ear makes is not the only unique thing about an individual. Think of a tree where no two leaves are the same," said Mr Rapos.

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//18 Dec 25, 2010 01:56 PM | posted by: Chaya
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//17 Oct 10, 2010 07:25 PM | posted by: liya
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42 votes

//16 Oct 10, 2010 09:55 AM | posted by: BEL
pls. send me more information about that.
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//15 Sep 10, 2010 07:46 PM | posted by: nivi
superb idea but i would be happpppy if i get much detail about this invention but really rockingggg . . pls mail me to
43 votes

//14 Aug 11, 2010 06:12 PM | posted by: Irish
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42 votes

//13 Jul 24, 2010 07:43 AM | posted by: eswari ks
hey its sounds very innovative..........u pls send me more details about this to my e-mail id
45 votes

//12 Apr 17, 2010 04:25 PM | posted by: phani
hey pls send me more information or link references on this topic...its sounds innovating....:-)
48 votes

//11 Apr 09, 2010 05:11 AM | posted by: thegman [InfoWILD]
Some recording engineers with whom I work have agreed with me that each human being hears music differently because of things like the physical nature of the outer and inner ear. This seems to confirm our view.
48 votes

//10 Mar 26, 2010 12:51 PM | posted by: naveen
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47 votes

//9 Feb 14, 2010 04:45 PM | posted by: kane
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55 votes

//8 Jan 29, 2010 09:48 PM | posted by: a
what if you want to lend your ipod to your friend or family?
43 votes

//7 Oct 13, 2009 08:36 PM | posted by: vinny
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48 votes

//6 Oct 10, 2009 06:44 PM | posted by: the man
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and some decumants if really the hair cells produce their own sound
i wait ur answer
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42 votes

//5 Sep 29, 2009 10:24 PM | posted by: Bharat
hey m and kaitlyne can you please mail me some material related to this topic , i need this urgently. Please mail me at
52 votes

//4 Sep 12, 2009 02:27 AM | posted by: m
thank you kaitlyne. I love the site, I have been browsing it lately.
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//3 Sep 12, 2009 02:26 AM | posted by: kaitlyne
hey. I am Kaitlyne. I work for infoniac, I told my boss about your request. He said he will try and have it done, but he is not sure if it will always be done. Thank you very much for sending that request- we love to hear what are users think about the site.
42 votes

//2 Sep 11, 2009 03:29 AM | posted by: kaitlyne
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//1 Sep 09, 2009 12:42 AM | posted by: m
i am goign to use this as a topic for my science report. it would have been nice if you included where it was made.

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