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Toshiba Announces HDK/SDK Platform for IoT Health Tracker

Toshiba Announces HDK/SDK Platform for IoT Health Tracker

Toshiba has announced a major foray into the world of Internet of Things fitness-tracking. On May 7, it’s going to launch both an HDK and an SDK that together will provide a platform a biometric athletics-tracking platform the company is calling TZ1000. The system is meant for integration into a range of IoT devices, but…

IoT Will Drive Huge Datacenter Growth: Report

IoT Will Drive Huge Datacenter Growth: Report

IT market research firm International Data Corporation has released a new report predicting major investment in datacenters to support expansion of the Internet of Things. The report, entitled “Impact of Internet of Things on Datacenter Demand and Operations”, suggests that between 2014 and 2019, the datacenter capacity used by the IoT will increase by 750 percent.…

Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Platform Wins ATA Award

Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Platform Wins ATA Award

The American Telemedecine Association (ATA) has awarded its 2015 President’s Award for Innovation in Remote Health Care to Sentrian, for the company’s Remote Patient Intelligence platform. The award is meant to recognize technological innovation in telemedicine and “outside the box” thinking. The Sentrian RPI platform uses biometric sensors and machine learning to provide cloud-based remote…

RE.WORK Summit to Focus on Internet of Things

RE.WORK Summit to Focus on Internet of Things

RE.WORK has organized an Internet of Things Summit to convene in Boston. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Boston from May 28 – 29. In a press release, RE.WORK asserted that the IoT is not some far-off future technological landscape, but is instead “already here in the sensors, devices, data and cloud…

IBM Announces $3 Billion for IoT

IBM Announces $3 Billion for IoT

IBM has announced that it’s going to invest $3 billion over the next four years into the Internet of Things. The computing giant will use the money create its own IoT unit, and will build what it calls “a cloud-based open platform designed to help clients and ecosystem partners build IoT solutions.” It’s a massive investment…

RightPatient Named One of TAG’s Top 40 Innovators

RightPatient Named One of TAG’s Top 40 Innovators

The Technology Association of Georgia has named RightPatient one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. The company will be formally recognized along with the other TAG Top 40 at this year’s Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) later this month. RightPatient is a digital healthcare solutions provider exploring the areas of technological frontiers of big…

New Frost & Sullivan Report Urges Innovation in Cybersecurity

New Frost & Sullivan Report Urges Innovation in Cybersecurity

Major growth consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has released a new report highlighting the increasing need for innovation in cybersecurity. The report, entitled “Impact of Cybersecurity Innovations in Key Sectors (Technical Insights)”, points to relatively new technological security solutions like those offered via biometrics. What compels the need for these new security solutions? The fact…

Mobile Biometrics Month: Sharing Heart Beats – 4 Wearables That Transform Your Heart Signals

Mobile Biometrics Month: Sharing Heart Beats – 4 Wearables That Transform Your Heart Signals

As part of Mobile Biometrics Month here at Mobile ID World we’re taking the opportunity to spotlight some of the more unique, experimental and creative ways to apply our favorite sensors. Vital biometrics offer a great opportunity for this, offering not just the classic fitness optimization features, but also allowing for authentication and new types…

ClickSoftware Pushes for Enterprise Adoption of Wearable Tech

ClickSoftware Pushes for Enterprise Adoption of Wearable Tech

Wearable tech isn’t just great for optimizing workouts, keeping an eye on your social media presence or looking to the rest of the world like you’re from the very near future. Smartwatches and other mobile devices that you can accessorize with have applications in the workplace, and that’s the reason behind ClickSoftware’s recent announcement that…

Wells Fargo Launches Startup Accelerator, Picks EyeVerify

Wells Fargo has just announced that it is accepting applications for its Startup Accelerator: a boot camp for innovators operating in areas with the potential to shape the future of financial customer services. The twice-annual program will have Wells Fargo making a direct equity investment of $50,000 to $500,000 in each selected startup. As an…

Wearable Tech Helps DJs Know Their Crowd

Wearable Tech Helps DJs Know Their Crowd

Wearable technology and biometrics usually collide over one thing: a user’s vital measurements. The benefits manifest themselves in a number of ways. Athletic users wanting to better track their fitness have accurate ways to measure their performance during a workout, explorers and astronauts can better understand their sleep patterns, and now, thanks to Rana June,…

Brain Biometrics For Google Glass

Brain Biometrics For Google Glass

It is a very rare occasion that the biometrics of the brain intersect with consumer technology, as these technologies are very specific in application. Most devices that measure the metrics of grey matter that don’t have a home in the hospital scanning environment are designed for military use. A device from Black Box Biometrics, for…

MWC 2014: Oberthur and Ingenico Showcase The NFC Future of Coupons

MWC 2014: Oberthur and Ingenico Showcase The NFC Future of Coupons

This year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, has already set the industry abuzz with talk of mobile commerce innovations. After yesterday’s Samsung Galaxy S5 announcement and the subsequent promise of biometrically enabled PayPal transactions with the new device, it looks like April is going to be a hotly anticipated month for early adopting…

Precise Biometrics Partners with SPARC, Brings Government Users Multi-Factor Authentication and Streamlined MDM

Precise Biometrics announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with government focused software product development company SPARC. The newly minted partnering will see Precise Biometrics’ Tactivo smart casing solution, which provides smart card and fingerprint authentication to mobile devices, with SPARC’s new Knappsack mobile device management (MDM) platform. With the addition of Tactivo, Knappsack users…