July 11, 2010

Smart TV remote

A new system aims to identify family members by how they use the remote. New Scientist reports.

quotemarksright.jpg Magdiel Galan at Arizona State University in Tempe and colleagues at Intel Labs modified a TV remote with sensors to measure the way it was held as volunteers channel-surfed. For one session in every five, the volunteers identified themselves by entering a PIN.

The idiosyncrasies in the way people used the remote could then be used to identify them in the rest of the sessions with 60 to 90 per cent accuracy, suggesting a way to personalise access to content.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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