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Sunday, March 15 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Biometrics and Identity: Beyond Wearable

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From mobile devices to wearable gear, the increasingly ergonomic, small, lightweight, body conscious, attachable, controllable and comfortable devices we use are becoming physical extensions of ourselves. From phone to fitbit, as we become more dependent on these devices, our comfort level with the capture and use of our intimate personal data increases. However, will we become comfortable using our biometric and genomic data to digitally unlock our every day lives -- from car to communications, home security to banking, healthcare to services? We are moving beyond wearables, to an age where products like biyo, which connects physical payment to a scan of the unique veins in the human palm, are becoming present market realities. What are the implications of using personal biometric data as the virtual keys that unlock our very real lives? How should we feel about using such sensitive, personal data as a means of self-identification? Part of the IEEE Future Identity Series.

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John C Havens

Founder, The H(app)athon Project
I'm the Founder of the H(app)athon Project, contributing writer for Mashable, Slate, The Guardian, and author of Hacking H(app)inss- Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World. I'm working on my next book, Happinomics (also from Tarcher/Penguin) and and... Read More →
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Leslie Saxon

Exec Dir/Founder, USC Center For Body Computing
Dr. Leslie Saxon is a Professor of Clinical Medicine (Clinical Scholar) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Saxon specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and preventing sudden cardiac death. She is also the Executive Director of the internationally-acclaimed... Read More →
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Heather Schlegel

Futurist/Social Scientist, The Purple Tornado
Heather Schlegel is a professional social scientist helping you understand the future. Her research focuses on positive visions of the future and solving humanity’s grand challenges.

Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

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