Japan’s Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (.PDF) has developed a system that they believe is capable of authenticating a person’s identity by performing a series of measurement on that person’s posterior. The system relies on a seat equipped with 400 pressure sensitive sensors that can detect the contours of an individual’s derriere. Shigeomi Koshimizu, the research team’s leader, claims sitting down “carries less physiological baggage” and is also apparently 98 percent accurate. Researchers say the butt scanner could be used as an anti-theft device for automobiles in the not-distant future, according to a report by PhysOrg.com.
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