StartSmart Greece 2015: Morning Sessions
Foteini Agrafioti, Chief Innovation Officer, Architech
“The Process to Authenticate the Human Heart“
Biomedical authentication was a congested field when Foteini Agrafioti started her postgraduate work at University of Toronto. Unsure whether to pursue research in the spectrum of typical biomed technologies, Dr. Agrafioti instead took a cross-disciplinary approach, reading everything of interest. In her reading, one idea kept surfacing: the use of the human heartbeat to identify people.
In this session, Dr. Agrafioti will walk you through her journey from the idea phase to commercializing her research, an automatic human identification system from cardiac signals. The challenges along the way were numerous: there were no universal standards to measuring the heartbeat as a biometric identifier, and the idea had plenty of naysayers. Dr. Agrafioti will share with you the steps in her journey to commercialization: the proof of concept phase, the obstacles, the findings, and the options.
-Justifications and challenges to the idea of using the heartbeat as an authentication signal
-Setting the stage in the biometrics arena
-Searching for a next step: taking a “blue sky” approach
-Building a database: signals, algorithms and pizza