Nevada-based Dynamic Biometric Systems has introduced a series of student authentication products based on its Bio-Pen hardware solution to help schools comply with the recently-passed Higher Education Opportunity Act, which requires educational institutions offering distance learning courses to be able to verify that students who receive credits actually do the class work and take the exams.
The Bio-Pen hardware combined with the Dynamic Signature software and Private Lock Infrastructure application enables the educational institution’s software to periodically require that students verify that they are actually in attendance for required classes and that they are the person taking tests or submitting other relevant information or class work.
Verification is accomplished by simply signing his name using the Bio-Pen. Since the verification can be random, and/or the administrator can require an immediate response to signature requests, the student must be present and able to provide the requested authentication.
One Bio-Pen benefit is that the student’s personal data is still kept private. Only the student knows how he signs his name, or secret phrase, and because of the nature of behavioral biometrics, only the student will be able to sign the signature or phrase using the same motions that the student used when registering.
No training is necessary to implement the DynaSig verification system. If the student can write, the student can use a Bio-Pen. A Bio-Pen can plug into any computer using a USB port. The student only has to register and be verified by the school once during enrollment. After that, his biometric template is in the system to be utilized for future verifications.