Odorprint coming soon to a Multifactor Authentication system near you.

Body odor may become the next frontier among the biometric factors useful for authentication, says a recent press release by the Monell Chemical Senses Center

“The findings using this animal model support the proposition that body odors provide a consistent ‘odorprint’ analogous to a fingerprint or DNA sample,” said Gary Beauchamp, PhD, a behavioral biologist at Monell and one of the paper’s senior authors. “This distinctive odor can be detected using either an animal’s nose or chemical instruments.”
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“These findings indicate that biologically-based odorprints, like fingerprints, could be a reliable way to identify individuals. If this can be shown to be the case for humans, it opens the possibility that devices can be developed to detect individual odorprints in humans,” said lead author Jae Kwak, PhD, a Monell chemist.

Electronic smell sensors have been available for some time now.

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3 Responses to Odorprint coming soon to a Multifactor Authentication system near you.

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  2. jedward706 says:

    Gee, what if I change after shave or deodorant? 😉

    Interesting science/technology here!

  3. Mario says:

    jedward,

    you can log in one day as Hugo Boss another as Calvin Klein and so on….

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