Those of you who have been following us for a while know that it has been an exciting ride for Nymi. We released the Nymi Band hardware (the Nymi Band Discovery Kit) to developers last year with a few applications, we announced some partnerships including Mastercard as well as some of the major Canadian banks and made a shift in our immediate priorities to better address identity and access needs in the enterprise space.
The future of retail is a future of Personalized Experiences. We’ve always believed that the Nymi Band’s true power is not just in its increased security and convenience, but also in the new experiences it can create. The team at Nymi is excited by a future of opt-in, personalized experiences in the Internet of Things (IOT) space, impacting everything from retail to hospitality.
Last week, Ubuntu demoed a Nymi Band enabled Internet of Things (IoT) solution. This demo was powered by Snappy Ubuntu Core and controlled in the backend using ForgeRock’s identity management system. The Nymi Band was used as a biometric identification device. The w allowed an authorized individual to access the identity management backend, and if successful, a welcome message was communicated on the LED display.
The Nymi Band is the only wearable that uses your heart’s unique signature to confirm identity. The continuity of the band itself then allows for persistent identity, meaning your Nymi Band continues to know who you are until you un-clasp it.