Researchers from the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo, Japan have developed a car seat that can recognize a person when they sit in it. Using a series of 360 sensors to measure how much pressure people place on the seat, a personalized profile can be generated for the driver of a vehicle. This can then be used as an anti-theft device, identifying the car’s owner when they sit down but not allowing others to drive away with the vehicle.
During experiments, the smart technology was able to identify people with 98% accuracy and the makers hope it will become available commercially within two to three years. There are also other possibilities for such technology, including security identification for offices that enables users to log into their computers as they sit down.