The Smart Keyboard


With smart gadgets around every corner today, why should one of the most common devices that have been used for over hundred years be left behind? Presenting, The Intelligent Keyboard (IKB), a self-powered and non-mechanical-punching device enabled by the contact between fingers and keys, capable of using the energy generated from typing to power itself or another small device with typing speeds greater than 100 characters per minute.

The key feature of this human-machine interface is its ability to use keystroke dynamics to distinguish individual users by sensing typing patterns, while keeping record of the input, such as the pressure applied to keys and the time intervals between tapping, strengthening cyber security just when password protection didn’t seem good enough. Now even if someone were to steal your password, they would still be unable to gain unauthorized access directly to your computer simply because they would type it differently from you!

This noteworthy addition to the line of smart devices shows potential of being applied not only to self-powered electronics, but to artificial intelligence, cyber security and computer networks access control.

Source: ACS Publications

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  1. sajid

    February 3, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    A security threat or an amazing ‘upgrade’ to the traditional k-b :O

    • anon

      February 3, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Well I don’t see it as a security threat in any way 😮

      • sajid

        February 4, 2015 at 5:35 pm

        @anon It senses and stores the record of every user; and hence is vulnerable ’cause everything that is saved is not “safe-d”. But I got your point too, ’cause I read it again; more thoroughly.

  2. Khizra Naseem

    February 4, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Quite informative!

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