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Gesture-Based Digital Security

The Motiv Ring Hopes to Replace Passwords with Distinct Gestures

— October 23, 2018 — Tech
The Motiv ring may be best known as a fitness and health-tracking device, but the makers of the wearable are now using the device to serve as a tool for gesture-based digital security. Hoping to replace passwords with simple gestures, the Motiv ring focuses on the distinct patterns of motion as an improved sense of security. The new area of focus also aims to better connect a user's physical self to their digital presence.

The gesture-based digital security features integrate into a protocol known as WebAuthn. These digital rules allow the Motiv ring to connect to devices, websites, and browsers through biometric authentication. The Motiv ring is the first device to be certified with this protocol and it hopes to be adopted by every app and website used on the internet.


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