Faces and hands dominate this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles.
The former is no surprise, given the ongoing excitement around facial recognition technologies since Apple brought Face ID to the iPhone and Amazon started coming under fire for its provision of facial recognition to law enforcement authorities. This week’s top facial recognition stories skirt around any controversy though, with readers interested in a new Internet of Things solution from NXP Semiconductors, and a high-throughput biometric terminal from IDEMIA:
As for hands, there has been news of a couple of interesting innovations in this area that caught readers’ interest this week. One concerns finger vein scanning, with Hitachi announcing a new scanning system designed to operate through a standard computer camera:
… and the other is a surprising story about Amazon’s experimentation with hand-based payments in Whole Foods stores:
Finally, readers also proved interested in FindBiometrics’ first feature article for Government Biometrics Month, which took a look at how the law enforcement sector has been helping to fuel this huge market:
Stay tuned to FindBiometrics as we continue to deliver more of these in-depth features on government biometrics throughout September – alongside the latest industry news, of course.
September 13, 2019 – by Alex Perala