wearable biometrics

Biometric Contact Lenses from POSTECH Researchers Can Treat Diabetes

Biometric Contact Lenses from POSTECH Researchers Can Treat Diabetes

A team of researchers at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea has developed smart contact lenses for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. According to the research team, the wirelessly powered lenses can diagnose, monitor, and administer medicine that treats diabetic retinopathy, a condition that is caused by damage to…

Future Apple Watch Could Detect Early Signs of Anxiety Attack: Tipster

Future Apple Watch Could Detect Early Signs of Anxiety Attack: Tipster

Apple is planning to make even more thorough use of biometric sensors for fitness and health-related purposes in future versions of the Apple Watch, according to new information from reputed tipster Max Weinbach and the EverythingApplePro channel on YouTube. Weinbach says that Apple is working on functionality that will leverage sensors in the wearable devices…

Maxim Announces Biometric SpO2 and HRV Monitoring System for Wearables

Maxim Announces Biometric SpO2 and HRV Monitoring System for Wearables

American circuit designer and manufacturer Maxim Integrated Products has announced its new wrist-based system designed for the continuous monitoring of blood-oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels and heart-rate variability (HRV), the MAXREFDES103. SpO2 is an indicator of oxygen levels in capillary blood and can provide insights into a person’s health. When combined with other vital signs, SpO2…

University of Tokyo and JDI Produce Ultra-Thin Biometric Sensor

University of Tokyo and JDI Produce Ultra-Thin Biometric Sensor

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) and the University of Tokyo’s School of Engineering have partnered to produce what is being called the world’s first ultra-thin biometric sensor. Able to measure fingerprints, veins and pulse waves, the 15 micrometer thick sensor is as thin as a piece of paper as well as being lightweight and bendable, and…

Withings Smartwatch with ECG Scanner Can Monitor Signs of Sleep Apnea

Withings Smartwatch with ECG Scanner Can Monitor Signs of Sleep Apnea

Smartwatch maker Withings has unveiled its latest offering at CES 2020 this week, the ScanWatch — a smartwatch capable of tracking the wearer’s biometrics and identifying signs of sleep apnea. Using an SpO2 (peripheral capillary oxygen saturation) sensor that transmits light into the wearer’s blood vessels, the ScanWatch can take measurements throughout the course of…

Amex, Insurance Company Launch Activity-Based Rewards Credit Card

Amex, Insurance Company Launch Activity-Based Rewards Credit Card

American Express and Vitality — a life insurance and investment company — have teamed up to launch a new credit card that rewards users based on how physically active they are. The Vitality American Express Card — available to existing Vitality members with eligible policies — will offer cash-back rewards depending on how physically active…

SWORD Places $7.1 Million Order for Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses

SWORD Places $7.1 Million Order for Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses

SWORD has purchased more than 10,000 pairs of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses for a total price of $7.1 million. The order is part of a formal reseller agreement between the two companies, through which SWORD will offer its Blade-backed SWORD Enterprise security solution to other third party customers. The two companies first started working together…

Recardio Announces Rollout of CardioCare Across Europe

Recardio Announces Rollout of CardioCare Across Europe

Life sciences company Recardio Inc. has announced the rollout of its CardioCare platform across Europe, beginning with more than half a dozen countries, in support of its clinical development programs in cardiovascular health. Recardio’s CardioCare platform was recognized at the European Society of Cardiologists Congress (ESC) in 2018 in Munich, Germany, and has now seen…

Nymi Teams Up with MES Provider POMS

Nymi Teams Up with MES Provider POMS

Nymi has announced a new partnership with POMS Corporation, allowing POMSnet users to take advantage of the Nymi solution for authentication and e-signing in POMSnet Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Toronto-based Nymi has seen rapid growth in the popularity of its Nymi Band in the pharmaceutical industry since securing $15 million in series-B funding in 2017. The…

Huami Debuts Amazfit GTS Smartwatch at IFA 2019

Huami Debuts Amazfit GTS Smartwatch at IFA 2019

Huami has announced the launch of its latest smartwatch and fitness tracker, the Amazfit GTS at IFA Berlin 2019. The Amazfit GTS, which comes in six different colours, has a design that has changed considerably since last year’s Amazfit Verge. It sports a square 1.65″ curved AMOLED screen with a 341 pixel-per-inch resolution and is…

Apple Patent Suggests Biometric Sensors May Be Used in Future Earbuds

Apple Patent Suggests Biometric Sensors May Be Used in Future Earbuds

Apple recently filed a new patent that could lead to a future iteration of the popular AirPods earphones equipped with more than one biometric sensor. This could potentially add to Apple’s growing focus on biometrics for authentication, security, and health. Filed on October 3rd, 2019, with the US Patent and Trademark Office, and quite similar…

New Infrared LEDs Enable Facial Recognition on a Smartwatch

New Infrared LEDs Enable Facial Recognition on a Smartwatch

“Biometric identification will become an increasingly important part of our lives in the future.” – Arne Fleißner, Product Manager, Osram Opto Semiconductors Munich-based Osram Opto Semiconductors is looking to facilitate facial recognition on smartwatches with a new pair of infrared LED solutions. The LEDs, dubbed SFH 4170S and SFH 4180S, can each be used in…

Nymi Band Provides Biometric Authentication for ThinManager Platform

Nymi Band Provides Biometric Authentication for ThinManager Platform

Nymi is teaming up with Rockwell Automation to bring secure biometric authentication to the latter’s ThinManager platform. Rockwell will specifically be incorporating the Nymi band, a wearable device that is able to verify the identities of users based on unique cardiac biometrics. ThinManager, meanwhile, is a Remote Desktop Server software management suite designed for modern…

Fitness Tracking Ring Becomes Security Key with New Upgrade

Fitness Tracking Ring Becomes Security Key with New Upgrade

“…Motiv says that it will soon enable FIDO2-compliant authentication, allowing users to take advantage of the same functionality to sign into online accounts through popular web browsers.” A major software upgrade has made a fitness-tracking wearable into a sophisticated authentication device. Called the Motiv Ring, it is, as you might expect, a finger ring, albeit…

New Apple Watch’s ECG Feature Could Do More Than Monitor Heart Health

New Apple Watch’s ECG Feature Could Do More Than Monitor Heart Health

“…it’s worth noting that this technology could also potentially be used for biometric authentication, with other biometrics specialists such as Nymi having demonstrated that the unique patterns in an individual’s heart rhythm can be used for identification.” Along with its unveiling of this year’s new iPhones, Apple also showed off an upgraded Apple Watch this week.…

autonomous_ID Announced New Senior Advisor

autonomous_ID Announced New Senior Advisor

“I think that autonomous_ID has a technology platform that is perfectly timed and will truly transform how ‘the me’ interacts with connected things.” -Daniel Tu, Executive Advisor to the Chairman, autonimous_ID Biometric wellness and identification specialist autonomous_ID has a new expert on hand to advise senior management: Daniel Tu, the former group chief innovation officer of…