Founded in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 2002, B-Secur aims to revolutionize the way that people experience technology in the connected world each day by tapping into their unique heartbeats. After several years immersed in deep scientific research into electrocardiogram (ECG) technology, the company has since been focused on commercializing the application of its patented ECG algorithm for various use cases.
B-Secur’s HeartKey® consists of a suite of powerful ECG algorithms for user identification, health, and wellness. “The inspiration around ECG and HeartKey is being able to take biometrics to the next level, enabling the development of trusted biosensing technology,” said Ben Carter, the company’s CCO. “ECG in a single moment tells us who you are and how you are at the same time, and can help protect our lives, data, and devices. With heart disease being the world’s single biggest killer, we are perfectly positioned to save lives.”
The company envisions, as early use cases, ECG technology being integrated into next-generation devices such as wearables, connected cars, game controllers, and even smart clothing. “Captured daily, this highly rich personal data can also be shared with our doctors, surgeons, life insurance, and healthcare companies, allowing for remote review and management and also for us to know more about ourselves in a highly convenient way,” explained Carter. “In the future, we see the technology enabling a true ecosystem around smart cities, mobility, and the future of healthcare.”
B-Secur’s continued innovation has resulted in a lengthy feature roadmap, including Heart Rate and Arrhythmia Detection Algorithms which are undergoing regulatory clearance for medical use.