Access control security system activated by the human body

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As the number of devices at our disposal continues to increase, authentication and security become more important than ever. Hard on the heels of our recent story about Passboard system's mix-and-match approach, BodyCom is a new technology from Arizona-based Microchip that uses the human body as a secure communication channel. Launched at the Embedded World conference in Germany earlier this year, BodyCom provides embedded security that's activated by capacitively coupling to the human body. Specifically, the system communicates bi-directionally between a centralized controller and one or more wireless mobile fobs, using the human body as the transmission medium. So, a…

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