Last week at FindBiometrics the news was international in scope, with top stories from India, China, Nigeria, Canada and the U.S. New integrations, new implementations and new inventions kept the biometrics conversation dynamic and exciting as we began Healthcare Month.
Novelty and Innovation
Biometric facial recognition is finding its way into San Antonio animal shelters with new technology that can be used to identify lost dogs. It’s a novel concept that’s actually proving to be quite innovative, something that can also be said of Google’s big news from last week: that it has patented iris-scanning contact lens technology.
Speaking of innovation, we received update on the upcoming Windows 10 operating system, which will feature multimodal biometric support, and Fingerprint Cards let known its involvement in developing the fingerprint technology used in Android M. We took a look at how facial recognition is being explored in detecting pain, and in congratulatory news, Sonovation CTO Rainer Schmitt received an award from IEEE for pioneering ultrasound based fingerprint biometrics.
Payments and Banking
In payments news, last week we reported on PayPal’s support of Touch ID for user authentication while Credence ID partnered with ADO Technologies to deploy new banking solutions in Panama and Columbia. In China, meanwhile, a university has developed what is being hailed as the world’s first biometric ATM.
On an international scale last week, the industry was talking about border control and privacy. Canada is expanding its biometric screening processes, the American DHS is testing new border control tech, and MorphoTrust held an enrollment event at a golf championship.
Outside of background checks and border protection, national ID made headlines. In India, an Aadhaar hackathon will be taking advantage of Morpho (Safran) biometric technology. NEXT Biometrics announced the its intentions in targeting the Indian market through a new partnership with AqTronics and EyeVerify got a reseller to bring its Eyeprint ID tech to the Turkish market.
Integrations Make it Happen
Finally, in integration news last week, Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo sensor was chosen for a new access control solution. BioSSL, in the meantime, announced that it is integrating Card_Labs’ Biometric Bank Card into its secure platform.
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June 8, 2015 – by Peter B. Counter