Imagine never having to remember another password or PIN number again. And now imagine that freedom coming in the form of a tiny watch-like gadget that listens to your heart.
Using our unique heartbeats to eliminate the jumble of complicated word-and-number combinations in these tech-heavy times was the goal of Karl Martin (EngSci BASc 0T1 Masc 0T3 PhD 1T0) and Foteini Agrafioti (ElecE Masc 0T7 PhD 1T1), founders of Bionym.
The U of T Engineering researchers and entrepreneurs came to the Creative Destruction Lab with ideas for biometric recognition systems. Its mentors, workshops and services – including direct access to investors – then helped Bionym develop its concept, goals and products. The Nymi launched only a year later, in early September, 2013.
In a video for U of T News, Bionym CEO, Karl Martin, explains how he went from academic to entrepreneur at U of T.
To read the full article on Bionym, visit U of T News.