This past week at FindBiometrics was, for the second week in a row, dominated by international identity tech news. We also had the requisite biometric commerce updates, an exciting number of new innovations and finished off Biometric Border Control Month.
November has been Biometric Border Control Month here at FindBiometrics and this week we brought the festivities to a close with our featured topic roundup. Meanwhile in the industry news section we reported on MorphoTrust’s new biometric screening expansion into the office space and the driving factors in the global border control market. FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill also interviewed Peter Went, CEO of WCC Search & Match, bringing further enlightenment to our month-long investigation of the technology protecting national boundaries.
It’s fitting, with all the focus on border control, that the biometrics industry news was so global over the past few days. News about biometric registration in the Middle East, research on the APAC biometrics market, an update on employee tracking in India, and fingerprint recognition all made headlines this week.
Here’s how the biometrics news had us traveling around the world:
Biometric authentication technology captures the imagination. It has a cool factor. That’s why announcements of new modalities and applications of identity tech are so exciting. Take a look at the following stories that deal with biometric clothes, a wrist band that can authenticate users by the way they walk and more.
A week doesn’t seem to go by without biometrics and finance making the news. This week we saw a Kenyan bank considering biometrics and the rise of an inevitable mCommerce showdown in the Chinese market.
Stay tuned to FindBiometrics throughout next week as we enter December and start to take a look back on the exciting year that was 2014. Be Sure to follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss a beat.
November 28, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter