Biometric

Mini Fingerprint Scanner Aims to Extend Healthcare in Developing World

Mini Fingerprint Scanner Aims to Extend Healthcare in Developing World

A team of British postgraduate researchers have designed a miniature fingerprint scanner for use in healthcare in the developing world, according to a Reuters report. The researchers have dubbed the device Simprints, and are working with NGOs to test different models as they prepare for pilot testing next January in Bangladesh. The core function of the Simprints…

Apple Watch Cardiac Sensor Can’t See Past User Tattoos

Apple Watch Cardiac Sensor Can’t See Past User Tattoos

The Apple Watch has a bit of trouble monitoring users’ heart rates when they have tattoos on their wrists, according to a TechCrunch article by Sarah Perez. Apple changed its support documentation when it discovered the problem via user feedback in April. The problem has to do with the sensor’s use of LED lights, which…

MasterCard Emphasizes Importance of Biometrics, Tokenization

MasterCard Emphasizes Importance of Biometrics, Tokenization

MasterCard has been speaking about its digital securitization efforts at this year’s Risk to Reward conference in London, according to a Business Reporter article by Joanne Frearson. To that end, the company says it’s developing fingerprint and facial biometric systems. “The future is moving towards biometrics,” said Ajay Bhalla, MasterCard’s president of enterprise security solutions.…

Wearables Market on Cusp of Boom: Report

Wearables Market on Cusp of Boom: Report

Market research firm Tractica believes that we’re on the cusp of an explosion in the wearable tech market. In a new report, the firm asserts that the nascent wearables market taking shape with the smartwatch is going to usher the broader smart clothing and body sensor market into the mainstream. In its report, the firm…

Strong Growth for Voice Biometrics, Smart Car Integrations

Strong Growth for Voice Biometrics, Smart Car Integrations

Analysis from TechNavio predicts strong growth for the voice recognition market over the next few years. Entitled “Global Voice Recognition Market 2015-2019”, the new market study predicts growth of 9.4 percent CAGR for the forecast period. The report cites an increasing interest in biometric technology in general as a major market driver, and also points to the healthcare…

Mobizent Handheld Device Upgraded with Integrated Biometrics Tech

Fingerprint sensor developer Integrated Biometrics has announced a new partnership with Mobizent, a mobile solutions provider specializing in technology for mobile tracking, ticketing, and work order in the field. The partnership has brought Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo FAP 30 sensor into Mobizent’s Intermec CN70e handheld device. Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo sensor is FBI PIV FAP 30 certified…

Trustonic for KNOX SDK Now Available

Trustonic for KNOX SDK Now Available

The mobile security solution that Trustonic has developed for Samsung KNOX now has an SDK available for download, Trustonic has announced. Trustonic for KNOX is designed to offer a highly advanced security platform for both app developers and service providers working with Samsung devices. It uses Trustonic’s TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) in concert with hardware…

Encap Stresses Adaptability of Mobile Security Platform

Encap Stresses Adaptability of Mobile Security Platform

Encap Security, a firm specializing in offering authentication solutions for financial institutions, has announced upgrades to its Smarter Authentication platform. Smarter Authentication is now device agnostic, supporting even feature phones, and can be extended to incorporate new device-based authentication technologies. It also now offer contextual data on users and devices, geolocation services, an offline mode…

Touch ID Integrated Into Digital Insight Banking Apps

Touch ID Integrated Into Digital Insight Banking Apps

Digital Insight, a digital solutions provider for the financial services sector, has taken another step into the world of biometric security. The company has announced that it’s going to start integrating Touch ID security into its clients’ mobile banking apps. Touch ID is, of course, the fingerprint-scanning system now embedded on all new mobile Apple…

Biometric Analysis Reveals Consumer Responses to Advertising

Biometric Analysis Reveals Consumer Responses to Advertising

A consumer research company has used biometric technology to analyze audience responses to video advertisements across multiple platforms. The company, Innerscope Research, found that ads on TV generate much stronger responses than they do on Facebook. Innerscope’s study analyzed the physiological responses of 390 participants, who were asked to watch ads on TV, Facebook, mobile…

MicroStrategy Announces Q1 Results

MicroStrategy Announces Q1 Results

Enterprise software platform developer MicroStrategy has announced its first quarter results. While the company’s revenues were slightly down compared to those from Q1 2014, operating expenses were much lower. Overall, it’s a pretty decent fiscal picture. Q1 2015 revenues came in at $123.9 million, a 10 percent drop from the $137.9 million revenues of Q1…

IMID Mobile Stands Out at ISC West

IMID Mobile Stands Out at ISC West

FST Biometrics  received major accolades at this year’s ISC West conference. The company was spotlighted for its IMID Mobile solution, winning the 2015 Security Sales & Integration MVP award in recognition of the product’s impact on integrators, and an Honorable Mention in the Security Industry Association’s 2015 New Product Showcase. The company’s IMID (In-Motion Identification)…

Biometrics Study Found Reduced Hospitalization, Costs: AMC Health

Biometrics Study Found Reduced Hospitalization, Costs: AMC Health

AMC Health, a chronic patient management specialist, has announced that it’s going to showcase its solutions at ATA 2015, a major telemedicine conference. The company will do a joint presentation with Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) entitled “Using IVR and Telemonitoring to Lower Hospital Admissions, Readmissions and Costs for Heart Failure (HF) Patients.” The presentation will…

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…

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

Today marked the official launch of the greatly anticipated Apple Watch, a wearable gadget that many believe might push smartwatch technology into the mainstream. As such, this past week was filled with news surrounding the new mobile device while we also brought you reports on the Internet of Things, mCommerce and a very wide range…

Off The Cuff – 4 Wearables That Aren’t Watches

Off The Cuff – 4 Wearables That Aren’t Watches

With the Apple Watch launching today, wearable tech stands to explode into the consumer market. Smart watches, as we’ve explored on Mobile ID World before, stand to change some integral parts of everyday life if they manage to catch mainstream tension. Everything from payments, to  physical access control and the Internet of Things stands to…

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Samsung says it’s looking into FireEye’s claims; and it’s worth noting that the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS does not features this vulnerability. Numerous Android mobile devices including Samsung’s Galaxy S5 have major security vulnerabilities allowing hackers to copy users’ fingerprints, according to security firm FireEye. As reported by Thomas Fox-Brewster in a Forbes article, FireEye…

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…

Zwipe Access Card Wins SIA Award

Zwipe Access Card Wins SIA Award

Biometric authentication company Zwipe won a major award at last week’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas. At the Security Industry Association’s 2015 New Product Showcase ceremony, the Zwipe Access Card was named “best product for user authentication, identification, credentialing and management”, the company has announced. The product allows a smart card to be equipped…

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