Apple Wants to Identify Users By Their Heartbeat

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LLJones

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So if I have to dial 911 because my heart rate is up/down/stopped and a ton of adrenalin is pumping through me due to an incident/accident, the phone can take all of this into account and not lock me out??
 

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wow.

mine as well require iPhone users to have a chip implanted in their arm to properly identify them (like they do with dogs)...

Apple is trying to take over the world, me thinks.
 

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What if it does not detect a heart beat? Does it defibrillate its user? That could use up the battery fast. ;)
 
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apple has gone too far to restrict people from stealing rightfully purchased iphones.
 

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what happens if the hart beat is really faint and they are trying to dial 911 and the phone does not work... that would cost Apple enough in court to stop the next version of the iphone coming out.
 

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Sooooo.... If you've just been jogging or having sex, then no phone for you.

I really don't see how an individuals heart rate is all that unique and/or consistent. A finger print is one thing, but I just don't see how a persons heart rate could really be an effective locking mechanism...
 

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[citation][nom]LLJones[/nom]So if I have to dial 911 because my heart rate is up/down/stopped and a ton of adrenalin is pumping through me due to an incident/accident, the phone can take all of this into account and not lock me out??[/citation]

That would never happen. All cellular phones must, at all times(aside from mechanical failures and/or absent electrical current) be capable of dialing 911. Even on phones that are nor registered on a network or are missing a SIM card, and/or are locked, they are able to contact the local 911 center. Current iPhones have an option, even when locked, to contact emergency services. You can also accept calls on a locked iPhone.
 

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i think this would be used for a side feature and not the main security of the phone.

if that's the case, it's a pretty cool idea...anything that makes my personal information less likely to be stolen gets a thumbs up from me! =D
 

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Wow this is unbelievably retarded. Is this how desperate Apple has become to try an innovate? If your condition is that bad it's called a pacemaker for a reason and some newer ones include GPS like features as described. The last thing I need is my phone trying to monitor my heart rate, blood sugar and cholesterol. Feel free to flame me, but this is just stupid.
 

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Apple sue themselves for coming up with such a ridiculous idea. This is America, the fattest country. Our heart rates go up climbing an escalator.
 

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Next, Apple collects the heartbeat data, calls it proprietary IP, and basically owns you via your heartbeat......

Let's see how it detects a hammer smashing it :lol:.
 

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[citation][nom]megamanx00[/nom]Next, Apple collects the heartbeat data, calls it proprietary IP, and basically owns you via your heartbeat......Let's see how it detects a hammer smashing it .[/citation]
+1 hehehe
 
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Will it phone a doctor for me if my heart beat goes irregular?
 

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"All cellular phones must, at all times(aside from mechanical failures and/or absent electrical current) be capable of dialing 911. Even on phones that are nor registered on a network or are missing a SIM card, and/or are locked, they are able to contact the local 911 center."

On GSM mobile networks, I believe 112 is a universal emergency number, regardless of country. The bad news is that it may redirect you to some distant emergency center that has no idea of where you're located.

As to the heart beat detection, does it suddenly fail to recognize you if you're viewing online porn?
 

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Ive been an EKG tech for 6 years and this wont work, a normal heart rate varies from 50-140 during a given day and rates as low as 40 while sleeping are normal as well as rates as high as 180 while working out.
They could base it off of other things like PR Interval(the time it takes the top part of the hear to fill up the bottom chamber and then pump, or QRS segment (how long the punmping action takes) but these change also.
Ive worked for 3 different cardiology complaines and each have invested millions into different algarhythms written to make sense of peoples heartbeats and all have been total failures. The best option now still messes up more things that it gets right. I dont think this could happen for atleast 10 years, and like LLjones said, what if you go into an abnormal rhythm and need to call and your locked out of your own phone, sounds like at minnimum alawsuit at max death.
 

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[citation][nom]jldevoy[/nom]Will it phone a doctor for me if my heart beat goes irregular?[/citation]

no cause then it would see you as a diff user and lock you out, causing your heart rate to change again, cause your panicking and or frustrated/angry
 
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