Maggie: Now it is time to take a look at what the future could hold. It is the Next Big Thing!
First, let’s see what you thought about our pitch from last week. We told you about the Kite Patch, an easy way to protect against all those nasty mosquito bites. So, did you think it is the next big thing?
Seventy-seven percent of you said, ‘Yes, patch me up!’ But twenty-three percent of you said, ‘No, trash the patch.’
Now, this week we are talking passwords. So many to remember right? Well, the makers behind Nymi might just have the key to your problems. The Nymi is part of a new wave of password software. But don’t worry about forgetting your actual password, because the Nymi recognizes your heartbeat. It uses an EKG sensor – kind of like what doctors use – to record your heartbeat. And if someone wears it without the correct heartbeat, the wristband will lock down.
Karl Martin: There’s actually unique characteristics that relate to the size of the heart, the position of the heart and the physiology surrounding the heart.
Maggie: The idea is that it will replace credit cards, and log you into your tablets and smartphones just by being near them.
They will hit stores at about $80.
So, what do you think? Is the Nymi going to change the way we use passwords? Is it the next big thing? Head on over to Channelone.com to cast your vote and let us know what you think.