A pressure-sensitive keyboard can be used to improve the security of a computer. “The computer not only looks at what you enter as a password, but also how you type it,” says Kayle Knops, founder of the Eindhoven-based start-up Intense Keyboards. Typing styles vary from one person to another. When a computer uses software programs to map these out, the device knows that a certain typing style belongs to a particular user.

Get full access to our archive by becoming a member of Innovation Origins. Sign up here as a supporter of independent journalism!

Become a member!

On Innovation Origins you can read the latest news about the world of innovation every day. We want to keep it that way, but we can't do it alone! Are you enjoying our articles and would you like to support independent journalism? Become a member and read our stories guaranteed ad-free.

About the author

Author profile picture Linda Bak is always looking for the stories behind the news. She is fascinated by statistics and uses not only words but also numbers to tell these stories.