Modern smartphones have fingerprint and facial recognition for security. But what if we could enhance this with another feature? A report in Chemical Communications suggests that breath might be the next biometric security tool for smartphones. Researchers are examining how the unique scent of our breath can add to current security methods.
Breath has been linked to markers for diseases like cancer, heart and lung conditions, and diabetes. This has sparked interest in using breath sensors for both health and security purposes. Data indicates that an individual’s breath, with its twenty-eight distinct compounds, can be uniquely identifying. More on these findings can be found on foxnews.com.