Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Health, Wealth and Hearts

Mobile Identity Management, Biometrics, Wearable TechThis past week at Mobile ID World we had big announcements from the world of mCommerce as Apple continued to be a fixture and the news and Bionym rebranded and set a shipping date for its hotly anticipated flagship product.

Here are the highlights from the Industry News this past week:

Health and Hearts

Sure, Vital Biometrics Month ended last week, but that doesn’t mean it stilt can’t be making headlines. Bionym – the company that has harnessed EKG readings to allow for persistent authentication – has changed its name to Nymi after its flagship product: the Nymi Band. In the same announcement we were told that the first Nymi Bands will be shipping on December 15.

Staying in the realm of the heart, but moving away from authentication, Calgary Scientific – a company that specialized in remote electronic health records – was signed out by Frost and Sullivan for its excellent management, as well as its leadership and expertise within the medical diagnostic technologies field.

Bionym Changes Name as Nymi Band Discovery Kits Prepare To Ship

Calgary Scientific Lauded by Growth Consulting Firm

Investors Excited About Maxwell Health Platform

Biometrics and Money

This week we caught a glimpse of how well Apple’s iOS has been standing up as an mCommerce platform while in the realm of point of sale transactions the biometric MasterCard finished its Norwegian pilot and is now on its way to Britain. American Express was also in the news this week for its decision to allow biometric sign-on to its mobile app via fingerprint recognition. Wells Fargo made a splash too, joining the FIDO Alliance in support of a post-password future.

New Biometric MasterCards Take Norway; Britain is Next

Amex Lets Users Scan Fingers for Mobile App Login

Apple iOS in Good Shape as m-Commerce Platform

Wells Fargo is Latest Addition to FIDO Alliance

Westpac Bank to Bring Australians Biometric Security for Mobile Banking

Security and Mobility

This week also saw a design win for NEXT Biometrics, a newly developed facial recognition app, a few secure BYOD solutions from Precise Biometrics and a foreboding report about the perils of IT security. All of that, plus an encouraging update from ImageWare Systems as it appointed a new senior vice president of sales and marketing.

This week we also learned about new app that allows iPhone users to use Touch ID to unlock their Macs, and that had us asking when the fingerprint sensor will be built into laptops and desktops. Finaly, we reported that Italian officials have begun to look into the regulation of biometric data in the nascent but quickly growing Internet of Things.

ImageWare Seeks to Capitalize on Momentum

Experts Warn Security Can Barely Keep Up with Pace of Change in IT World

New Smart Card Readers Compatible with New Apple Devices

SecureSelfies Promises Facial Recognition in a Familiar Way

New App Allows Biometric Access Control For Macs

Italian Officials Wade Into Regulation of Biometric Data in Internet of Things

NEXT Biometrics Scores Tier One Design Win

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