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Wearable Device Integration for Improved Device Security

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249445D
Publication Date: 2017-Feb-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system and method to use activity trackers or other wearable devices for additional security authentication mechanisms.

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Wearable Device Integration for Improved Device Security

Many users have multiple mobile and wearable electronic devices (e.g., smart phones, smart watches, fitness trackers, tablets, music players, etc.). Many of these devices pair together through Bluetooth*, use Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and/or have connected accounts to share information. A method is needed take advantage of these connections to supplement device security.

Disclosed is a system and method to use activity trackers or other wearable devices for additional security authentication mechanisms.

The components and process for implementing this system and method in a preferred embodiment follow:

1. User establishes preferences on Device 1 (e.g., wearable, laptop, mobile phone, personal computer, etc.) or Resource 1 (e.g., website, application, file, etc.) to use Device 2 for additional security

2. The system obtains physical activity information through (but is not limited to): A. Connection to wearable activity tracker (e.g., biometric reader, fitness

tracker, smart watch, etc.) B. Device accelerometer (predicting user activity)

3. Device 1 is locked 4. User wants to unlock Device 1 5. User enters the typical credentials (i.e., username and password) to unlock

Device 1 6. Device 1 prompts the user to enter additional information based on information

contained in Device 2 (e.g., number of recorded steps, number of calories burned, distance travelled, etc.)

7. The system verifies/matches the ent...