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Scenario: People interacting with their things or accessing spaces on the basis of a biometric or body based authenticator

Many laptops or phones nowadays are already secured through a biometric authenticator, most often fingerprint or iris scan. Driven by a strong and expanding industry, the use of a range of biometrics to access one’s things or spaces is increasing. Keystroke and typing patterns, for instance, are especially appropriate and easy means for accessing PC’s and laptops. But other biometric features are also tested as a means of authentication, for instance a butt print, or recognition based on gait. Objects and spaces will increasingly be connected to each other in the internet of things, as it is called nowadays. This is already visible in the increased connectivity of our smart phones. And when we access, for instance, our smart home, we don’t only get entry to the house, but also to a range of services and transactions. Hence the distinction between objects and organisations becomes somewhat blurred.

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