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PEAKS AND TROUGHS: Beautiful woman, beautiful car - but all the computer cares about is the shape of her butt - and inset is how it's digitised.

LONDON, England - Biometric security systems are used all over the world but now Japanese scientists have identified another unique feature which can be read - the human backside.

The scientists, according to the London Daily Mail, have designed a car seat that takes readings from 360 pressure points in its upholstery to build a 3D profile of your other cheeks and identify your posterior with 98% accuracy.


Getting to throw away you car keys is just one aspect of the invention: your office chair, for instance, could biometricise your butt and turn on your computer. Your home recliner could recognise your curvature and tune your TV to your favourite channel - even your favourite restaurant could order your favourite wine within seconds of you, well, touching base.

Scientists at Tokyo's Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology say the system is a simple matter of fitting pressure sensors inside a normal car (or any other) seat - so it could be in production vehicles as early as 2014.

The team says that the bottom-scanner is actually less intrusive than other forms of biometric scans, such as face recognition used at passport counters.

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