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.
Sorry, I should have said an emergency number. 911 is not a universal concept. There are still a lot of places that have to dial a 7 or 10 digit number for emergency. This can be overcome by speed dial, but not if your locked out. So this means that 911 must always be available and 1 speed dial as well.
This is getting needlessly messy, biometrics does not work for the average person. Use a thumb print, fine I'll cut your thumb off, make it so that the device needs a heartbeat, and I'll just smack you into lala land and then use your thumb. Biometrics just doesn't work.
[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]
no..it auto dials 911, while it plays some death metal in the background
It says heartBEAT not heart rate... I don't know how this would work but it definitely can't be heart rate as it's too variable. Either way, I'm not comfortable with the idea of Big Brother taking a peep at my internal organs. Especially if this technology were integrated into something that could then share the information with others like, I don't know, perhaps some sort of communication device?