Nymi Heart Wave Sensing Wristband is a First of its Kind

September 5, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Here comes a new competitor in the wearable technology market.

The new heart wave sensing wristband, named Nymi, developed by a Toronto based start up Bionym is in front of us now.

The idea behind the innovation sounds good. The biometric system, which you can wear on your wrist, has been launched and has gone up for pre-order  with a price tag of $79. The product will reach you by early 2014.

The product works in such a way that it can be able to capture the user’s heart wave via an ECG sensor and checks whether it is the original user.


The main advantage of the system is that it doesn’t want authentication every time like other biometric recognition systems.

The user just has to switch on the wrist band and touch the topside sensor to complete an electrical loop with the bottom side sensor touching their wrist. This will generate the ECG data for confirming the identity and this data is send to a special app for verifying the wearer.

The device also has a gyroscope and an accelerometer to support gesture unlocking.

Nymi consists of a battery to give power to data capture and transfer. According to the company, the new product is an alternative for passwords and PIN.

An authentication technology using cardiac signals for identifying the person is the first of its kind.

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