Last week at Mobile ID World we reported on digital identity news straight out of CES 2017 in Las Vegas while headlines regarding second factor authentication, wearable tech, fingerprint sensors, and healthcare kicked off the new year.
Here’s a look back on the top digital identity stories from the week that was:
New innovations in vital biometrics-tracking wearables at CES 2017 had us talking about music, active lifestyles, and the science of sleep last week. Meanwhile, we reported on a new Enterprise Mobility Management solution from Samsung SDS that allows organizations to use unpaired Tizen powered smartwatches—an innovation that could very well see smart wristbands take off in the workplace.
In healthcare news last week we reported on a new healthcare communications app called pillphone, which puts patients in touch with doctors, is FDA approved, and features biometric authentications powered by ImageWare.
As has been the case for the past few years, CES was once again a hub for big smart car news. This time biometrics took the focus of connected automotive tech, with AI assistants, voice recognition, and iris-based authentication all making big headlines while painting an identity-centric picture of the future automobile.
Yubico announced the first ever multi-protocol USB-C authentication key—a product that will keep its two-factor authentication offerings relevant in new generation electronics. Meanwhile, we reported on Google’s urging of its Adwords partners to use 2FA keys, just like the ones that Yubico makes.
Fingerprint Cards announced that its biometric touch sensors are now available for PC-based integrations last week, making good on previous suggestions that the PC market is an obvious area for the company’s expansion. In other fingerprint sensor news, Huawei launched its new Changxiang 6S smartphone, which features a Natural ID sensor from Synaptics.
Biometrics and Mobile Devices
According to new research form Acuity, 2016 was a year of massive growth for the biometric smartphone market. 2017 seems to off to a strong start in this regard too, if last week’s news can be any indication. Qualcomm’s newly announced mobile processor supports biometric security, a new partnership between iSign and AAEON is bringing biometric signatures to rugged tablets, and experimental patents from Samsung place an integral focus on biometric authentication.
Take a look at last week’s mobile device biometrics headlines:
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