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Healthcare Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Healthcare Biometrics Month: The Roundup

With the mobile biometrics revolution now having been underway for about half a decade, it’s high time that a similar revolution should come to healthcare. And it is coming: Biometric technologies are starting to have a major impact on a range of areas in this sector, from EPCS to patient identification and even medical diagnosis.…

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UPDATED: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at Mobile World Congress

UPDATED: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at Mobile World Congress

FindBiometrics is reporting live from Mobile World Congress Barcelona, where identity, connectivity and innovation are converging. With biometric access at the front door and next generation intelligent identity solutions on the floor, this year’s MWC is painting a picture of just how integral strong authentication and mobile ID has become to the larger mobile landscape.…

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Healthcare Biometrics Month: AI-Driven Diagnosis

Healthcare Biometrics Month: AI-Driven Diagnosis

At its heart, healthcare has traditionally revolved around just a couple of basic practices: Looking for signs of illness in a patient, and listening to what the patient has to say about their symptoms. But these are by no means simple undertakings. A wide range of symptoms can be difficult to detect accurately, and can…

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Samsung Bets Big On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech in Galaxy S10

Samsung Bets Big On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech in Galaxy S10

The cat is out of the bag, and the fingerprint sensor is under the display in Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10. In officially announcing the new device this week, just ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung was keen to emphasize the all-around technical prowess of the S10, but the…

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BRIEF: Cutting-Edge IT at HIMSS 2019

BRIEF: Cutting-Edge IT at HIMSS 2019

The healthcare sector represents a byzantine industry with a complex set of technological needs. Accordingly, it’s an area in which biometric technology offers some compelling applications, and is starting to make some serious inroads. It’s no wonder, then, that such technologies showed a stronger presence than ever at this year’s healthcare IT-focused HIMSS conference in…

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Healthcare Biometrics Month: Empowering Patient ID

Healthcare Biometrics Month: Empowering Patient ID

Biometric identification and authentication technologies offer a wide range of potential uses, and thanks to their reliability and ease of use in verifying identity, they have been notably embraced by the financial services sector and government authorities. But there’s another vertical market where such biometric technologies can prove particularly impactful: Healthcare. High Stakes A key…

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Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, pt. 2

Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, pt. 2

The 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review survey and analysis is complete. Through our month-long analysis of the survey results via featured articles, interviews and the inaugural Mobile ID World podcast, the stage has been set for 2019 in terms of what trends we can expect to carry though the coming months. But the festivities aren’t…

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Healthcare Biometrics Month: The Primer

Healthcare Biometrics Month: The Primer

Biometric technology offers a wide range of applications, and has helped to fuel huge technological innovations in areas like mobile devices and financial services. Now, it’s starting to make a big impact in the world of healthcare, with a burgeoning market expected to grow considerably in the coming years. One forecast from last year, for…

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Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, pt.1

Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, pt.1

The 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review survey and analysis is complete. Through our month long analysis of the survey results – via featured articles, interviews and the inaugural Mobile ID World podcast – the stage has been set for 2019 in terms of what trends we can expect to carry though the coming months. But…

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GUEST POST: Mark Clifton Comments on the FindBiometrics Year in Review

GUEST POST: Mark Clifton Comments on the FindBiometrics Year in Review

The FindBiometrics Year in Review is the longest running biometrics industry survey, providing insight into the top trends in the ever-evolving identity marketplace. In this guest post, biometrics expert Mark Clifton highlights some of the survey’s most notable findings. These survey results underscore the intersection between biometrics and some major technology disruptions in today’s world.…

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The 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review

The 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review

Welcome to the 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review. In December 2018 we polled nearly 200 biometrics industry experts on the biggest identity tech trends of the year, and throughout January we explored the results in our featured articles section. From the rise of facial recognition and the excitement of biometric FinTech, to the importance of…

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Year in Review: ‘Frictionless’ is the New F-word

Year in Review: ‘Frictionless’ is the New F-word

One of the clearest trends at last autumn’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas was the emergence of a popular new buzzword: “Frictionless”. As one of the event’s participants quipped, friction is the new F-word, and while that may be especially true in the financial services sector, it’s a sentiment that is spreading rapidly across a…

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Year in Review: Survey Results Portray a Very Friendly Industry

Year in Review: Survey Results Portray a Very Friendly Industry

Players in the biometrics industry are remarkably open to working with each other, suggest results from FindBiometrics’ latest Year in Review survey. Question 18 of the survey asked how much respondents agreed with the statement, “Industry cooperation through partnerships and alliances is crucial in meeting the market demands of biometrics.” The answers showed an overwhelming…

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Year in Review: The Rise of the Machines

Year in Review: The Rise of the Machines

Looking back, the FindBiometrics Year in Review survey question about artificial intelligence was a bit of a no-brainer. Question 14 asked respondents to indicate how much they agreed with the following statement: “Artificial intelligence will make voice, speech, and face recognition biometrics integral to everyday life.” Eighty-three percent of respondents agreed, with 37 percent saying…

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Year in Review: Strong Consensus On the Need for Standardized Testing

Year in Review: Strong Consensus On the Need for Standardized Testing

The latest FindBiometrics Year in Review survey saw some considerable consensus across a number of issues, with the question of standardized testing delivering some of the strongest. Question 20 of the survey asked participants to indicate how much they agreed with the statement, “Standardized biometric testing is crucial for the industry’s future.” Fully 89 percent…

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Year in Review: Banking’s Branchless Future

Year in Review: Banking’s Branchless Future

Physical banks aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, but they are clearly becoming less necessary as more financial services business is conducted online and through mobile devices. And with that trend in mind, one of the more forward-looking results of the 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review survey makes a lot of sense. Question 15 of the…

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Year in Review: We’re Ready for Biometric Proof of Age

Year in Review: We’re Ready for Biometric Proof of Age

One set of responses to FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey offers a glimpse at the potential in a perhaps under-explored application of biometric authentication: Proof of age. Question 16 of the 2018 Year in Review asked respondents how much they agreed with this statement: “If given the option to use biometrics to pay for age-restricted…

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Year in Review: Apple Has Helped Make the Case for Facial Recognition

Year in Review: Apple Has Helped Make the Case for Facial Recognition

The biometrics industry is, for the most part, grateful for Apple’s promotion of facial recognition technology, suggest the responses to one of the most timely questions in FindBiometrics’ latest Year in Review survey. Question Nine of the survey asked whether respondents agreed with the statement, “Apple’s continued commitment to facial recognition has helped demystify face…

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