Voice Biometric Hackathon Spurs Development of New Apps

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2016-07-27
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Voice Biometric Hackathon Spurs Development of New Apps

    KnuVerse held a hackathon to challenge developers to integrate its cloud-based API for voice authentication into traditional web and mobile apps.
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    2 - Campus Claim
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    Campus Claim

    Real-time, physical-space game Campus Claim has two components: a mobile application users can run on their personal devices and custom-built IoT devices located around a physical location, like a college campus. These devices are powered by a Raspberry Pi to verify an ID card and voice input for users to win points in a conquer-style game.
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    WIDITS

    WIDITS (What I Do In The Shadows) integrated voice authentication to create a high-security note-taking app. Users can access, edit and create their notes only after being approved using a vocal password.
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    Crypto Chat

    Crypto Chat is a Chrome Extension and iOS keyboard that manages all the behind-the-scenes work that makes end-to-end encryption possible, and it automatically encrypts and decrypts messages while handling the generation of new keys. The Knurld API verifies that users are who they say they are in order to access this key library.
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    5 - Hotel Room Access
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    Hotel Room Access

    This app enables hotel owners to give room access to their customers with only their voice. Hotel rooms are booked through the app and record the user's voice. Once the booking is confirmed, customers can access their rooms by stating a predetermined phrase into a device placed next to the door.
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    6 - rePear
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    rePear

    rePear is a platform that aims to prevent drug relapses in patients while also helping them recuperate. To ensure privacy and security, rePear verifies who is using the Knurld API.
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    Biometric Lock Screen

    This app is like a normal swipe-to-unlock lock screen. However, it also registers the way users are unlocking their phones, specifically the time to unlock and pressure. If there are indicators that the unlocker may not be authorized, it will ask them to verify their voice print.
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    8 - Magnacle
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    Magnacle

    Magnacle is a password manager for Chrome that uses Knurld's voice-authentication API. This app replaces users' passwords with the most secure thing available, their voice. The user's voice is employed to securely communicate with the server and get the key for decrypting their passwords.
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    9 - Biometric Cash Box
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    Biometric Cash Box

    Biometric Cashbox digitally locks and unlocks using both voice and facial recognition. When users try to open the cash box, they first press a button, then say three phrases provided by Knurld and smile for a photograph. The cash box registers their credentials with Knurld and their face impression with Microsoft Oxford AI APIs and then provides or denies access.
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    SecureRecord

    Due to the lack of security in many medical systems, records are often sent and requested via hard copy. But with SecureRecord, users can safely upload, receive and send medical records using a back end that is built in Node.js using MongoDB as its database and Knurld voice authentication as a security layer.
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    11 - USB Vlocker
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    USB Vlocker

    USB Vlocker reads USBs as they are inserted into a machine, and prompts users to provide biometric verification before they can access the stored information. The app directs users to register their voiceprint during enrollment by uttering the words purple, maroon and orange three times.
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    Vita

    Vita is an educational app that enables kids to learn mathematics in a creative way. The app can be communicated with through voice and handwriting and uses machine-learning technology to improve on recognizing both over time.
 

Some of the greatest innovations have come when individuals build on top of existing technologies. Recently, KnuVerse shook things up for mobile and web application developers by announcing its voice-recognition and -authentication software, which makes human-voice interfaces available to all. To challenge developers who are new to the possibilities of building apps with voice-authentication abilities, KnuVerse asked them to integrate its cloud-based API for voice authentication, Knurld, into traditional web and mobile apps in the first-ever voice biometric hackathon. The following applications won the competition by implementing voice authentication into next-generation applications for an array of vertical markets, including gaming, hospitality, banking and health care. Among the winners were devices powered by a Raspberry Pi to verify an ID card and voice input for users to win points in a conquer-style game. Another winner enabled users to access, edit and create notes only after being approved using a vocal password. The apps employ Knurld to verify that users are whom they say they are based on voice authentication. This eWEEK slide show looks at the winners.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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