Plantiga Technologies, a start-up company based in Vancouver, has announced the development of a new security and defense technology utilizing gait biometrics. The new system is based on footwear that generates walking and movement patterns, or gait patterns, that are communicated to a system that identifies the individual based on their biometric profile.
The usage of footwear to communicate gait information to a system is what makes the new technology different from other gait biometric systems which depend on visual analysis of an individual’s gait via cameras.
One of the major advantages over other systems that Plantiga is touting in their new system is that it is capable of identifying a person at any time no matter where they are.
Due to this, the company sees its technology as having benefits beyond basic identification wherein their system could help track personnel behavior by recording where they have been, what they have been doing and when they were doing it. The new technology is in its product development stage, but Plantiga expects a working prototype ready by this fall.