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Nxt-ID Board Approves IoT Payments Spinoff

Nxt-ID Board Approves IoT Payments Spinoff

“At its outset, PartX’s platform revolves around the tokenization of payment card details, which helps to secure digital transactions.” Nxt-ID, the parent company of wearable payments specialist Fit Pay, is launching a spinoff subsidiary that will manage its IoT payments activities. The spinoff, which was recently approved by Nxt-ID’s Board of Directors, will be called…

Vuzix Glasses Power New Facial Recognition Security Platform

Vuzix Glasses Power New Facial Recognition Security Platform

Vuzix has partnered with the Dubai-based software developer NNTC to create a wearable facial recognition platform designed for security purposes. The solution is called iFalcon Face Control Mobile, and it combines the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses with NNTC’s autonomous AI facial recognition system. With the new solution, security guards (and anyone else carrying out perimeter…

FinTech, Biometric Wearables Are Key Trends in This Week’s Top Stories

FinTech, Biometric Wearables Are Key Trends in This Week’s Top Stories

FinTech and wearables are the dominant topics in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories. The former is understandable, given that this week saw one of the most important events in the financial services industry – Money20/20 Europe. This provided lots of opportunities for discussion of one of the biggest emerging trends…

This Week’s Top Stories Focus on Enterprise Security and In-Display Biometrics

This Week’s Top Stories Focus on Enterprise Security and In-Display Biometrics

As always, there’s a pretty considerable topical range to this week’s assortment of top stories from Mobile ID World, spanning smartphones, wearables, enterprise IT, and even workplace safety. But this week’s batch of our top five articles also entails two clearly discernible trends… One is something we see a lot in the contemporary tech scene:…

SWORD Security Solution Gets a Vuzix Blade

SWORD Security Solution Gets a Vuzix Blade

Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses have been integrated into SWORD, a new Augmented Reality security solution with IoT capabilities. SWORD is a combined app and case built for the iPhone 8 Plus and iPad Pro, and is designed to help security personnel identify and respond to threats in real time. Those threats include concealed weapons, suspicious…

Apple Patents Smart Fabric System That Can Sense When You’re Hot and Cool You Down

Apple Patents Smart Fabric System That Can Sense When You’re Hot and Cool You Down

“It’s a bold idea, but not completely unheard-of. Startups like Montreal-based OMsignal have long been experimenting with biometric wearables like the OMbra biometric sports bra, which is equipped with heart rate and respiratory sensors.” A newly published Apple patent points to some of the wilder ideas that the company’s engineers sometimes explore. This one concerns…

Qualcomm Offers Support for Google Assistant with Smart Headset Platform

Qualcomm Offers Support for Google Assistant with Smart Headset Platform

Qualcomm’s Smart Headset Platform is now fully compatible with Google Assistant and Google Fast Pair. The flexible headset platform is built using Qualcomm’s low-power Bluetooth chips, and will empower device manufacturers to build a range of consumer-oriented audio products. With Google Assistant, Qualcomm will be able to provide push-button activation for the voice assistant while…

NEORIS Fast Track Connects Tech Startups with Clients that Need an Upgrade

NEORIS Fast Track Connects Tech Startups with Clients that Need an Upgrade

NEORIS is launching a new partnership program that will make it easier for other companies to update their technology. Dubbed NEORIS Fast Track, the program connects some of the world’s most innovative startups with larger companies that may be interested in their services. The result is an accelerator that could drastically reduce the amount of…

Amazon Alexa Comes to Huami’s Amazfit Verge Smartwatch

Amazon Alexa Comes to Huami’s Amazfit Verge Smartwatch

Huami has upgraded the Amazfit Verge smartwatch with the full integration of Amazon Alexa. Users of the wearable device will now be able to talk to the hand to get news, sports, and weather updates, and to perform a slew of basic clerical functions.  “Alexa has become a natural part of our daily routines in…

Apple Patent Brings New Biometric Authentication Options to Apple Watch

Apple Patent Brings New Biometric Authentication Options to Apple Watch

Apple has filed a patent for a new form of biometric authentication that could be deployed in a future version of the Apple Watch. Originally filed in Q3 2018, the new invention is a light field camera capable of sub-epidermal imaging. The camera would be placed on the underside of the Apple Watch, where it…

Gemalto Delivers eSIM Management Services for VIVA Bahrain

Gemalto Delivers eSIM Management Services for VIVA Bahrain

Gemalto has forged a new eSIM partnership with VIVA Bahrain, the leading telecom provider in the Kingdom. Specifically, the digital security company will be providing VIVA Bahrain with a subscription management platform that allows for the remote activation of eSIM devices. “We adopt innovative trends in technology to enhance our customers’ experiences,” said VIVA Bahrain…

FPC Announces Card-and-Wearables-focused Biometric Software

FPC Announces Card-and-Wearables-focused Biometric Software

Fingerprint Cards has announced a new biometric software platform aimed specifically at payment card, wearable, and dongle applications. Dubbed “FPC-BEP”, the solution is an adaptation of Fingerprints’ mobile algorithm, and has shown solid results in in-house testing, with the company asserting that it has demonstrated a False Rejection Rate under two percent and a False…

IBM Uses Wearable IoT Devices to Improve Worker Safety

IBM Uses Wearable IoT Devices to Improve Worker Safety

IBM has announced a slew of new partnerships that will help make hazardous workplaces safer for employees. The tech giant is specifically targeting physically demanding fields like mining, factories, and construction, equipping workers with wearable Watson IoT devices that monitor biometrics and changes in the surrounding environment, including height, heat, and gas levels. The new…

VivaLNK’s New Wearable Device Will Monitor Patient Health and Generate Clinical Data

VivaLNK’s New Wearable Device Will Monitor Patient Health and Generate Clinical Data

The healthcare solutions provider VivaLNK has unveiled a new medical device that tracks human vital signs and biometrics. Dubbed the Sensor Platform, the wearable IoT device will gather patient data such as heart rate, temperature, and ECG patterns. It will then upload the data to a cloud platform, where it can then be accessed and…

Biometric Patch Can Monitor Hydration Underwater

Biometric Patch Can Monitor Hydration Underwater

A team of researchers from Illinois’s Northwestern University have developed a biometric patch that can be worn on the skin underwater for up to two hours. The patch, measuring in with a diameter of only 30mm, is designed to monitor the wearer’s hydration metrics, with the aim of detecting dehydration and related issues. It features…

Discover Lends Support to Garmin Pay Platform

Discover Lends Support to Garmin Pay Platform

“Based on the FitPay mobile payments platform, Garmin Pay allows users to upload their payment information so that they can make contactless, tap-to-pay purchases using their wristband devices.” Garmin Pay has a big new supporter: Discover has announced that its credit cards can now be used together with the wearables-focused mobile payments platform. The news…

Garmin Pay Ecosystem Expands with New Smartwatch

Garmin Pay Ecosystem Expands with New Smartwatch

The Garmin Pay mobile payments system for wearables has further expanded, this time through a new version of the Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch. The new wearable was announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. In its core specs, it’s pretty much the same as the last version of the device, able to store about 500…

B-Secur to Unveil ‘HeartKey’ Tech at Pre-CES Event

B-Secur to Unveil ‘HeartKey’ Tech at Pre-CES Event

“[HeartKey] is designed to confirm a user’s identity based on cardiac biometrics.” With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) about to get underway, B-Secur is seeking to get out front with a showcase of its cardiac biometrics technologies at a pre-show event. Organized by promoter Pepcom, the annual ‘Digital Experience!’ event is scheduled for…

Thai MNO DTAC Embraces IDEMIA eSIM Provisioning for Smartwatch

Thai MNO DTAC Embraces IDEMIA eSIM Provisioning for Smartwatch

IDEMIA‘s remote SIM provisioning technology is once again being used in support of a smartwatch, this time in collaboration with DTAC, a mobile operator in Thailand. The collaboration means that DTAC subscribers will be able to easily set up a new, eSIM-based smartwatch on the network, and to easily change their subscriptions and even network…

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