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New App Gives Patients a Voice in Pain Management

New App Gives Patients a Voice in Pain Management

Australian researchers are working on an app that can use facial biometrics to detect pain in hospital patients. Called the Electronic Pain Assessment Tool, or ePAT, the app was developed at Curtin University in Australia. Pain is notoriously difficult to evaluate, given its subjectivity. This app is meant as a corrective for two particularly vulnerable…

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Education Month: The Primer

Education Month: The Primer

It’s August, and in North America that means it’s back to school season, which for some students includes the daily use of biometric technology. Education is a huge area of application for biometrics all around the world. From attendance tracking for both teachers and students, to access control, to meal cards, strong authentication can serve…

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Shutterfly Seeks Dismissal for Privacy Case

Shutterfly Seeks Dismissal for Privacy Case

A major biometrics lawsuit could soon be thrown out, if a federal judge in Illinois accepts Shutterfly’s argument. The online photo-sharing company is asking that the suit be dismissed as its collection of biometric data clearly does not violate state law. Of course, the judge could disagree. Illinois law essentially requires companies to obtain written…

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Iris Biometrics To Keep Students Fed on Weekends

Iris Biometrics To Keep Students Fed on Weekends

An American university is planning to use biometric authentication to grant students access to its dining hall. Virginia Commonwealth University has announced that, starting this fall, students will have the option of entering Shafer Court Dining Center via iris scan. While the system is largely being touted as a fast and efficient means of granting…

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News Roundup: Invisible and Frictionless

News Roundup: Invisible and Frictionless

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Invisible Biometrics Month to a close, featured an exclusive interview and reported on a wide range of strong authentication news. Mobility and finance continued to make up the brunt of the headlines while innovations in facial recognition, developments in law enforcement, and new company appointments rounded out the industry…

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Huawei Sticks with FPC for Latest Smartphone Sensor

Huawei Sticks with FPC for Latest Smartphone Sensor

Fingerprint Cards fingerprint sensor technology has found its way into another Asia-made smartphone, the company has announced. Huawei’s MaiMang 4 comes with an embedded FPC1025 sensor. It’s a continuation of a standing relationship between the companies. Last fall Huawei’s Ascend Mate 7 became the first Android-based smartphone to feature an embedded fingerprint sensor, an FPC1020;…

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Invisible Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Invisible Biometrics Month: The Roundup

All throughout July at FindBiometrics we have been placing a special focus on biometrics so frictionless that they are considered virtually invisible to humans. Invisible Biometrics Month had us examine the frontiers of identity technology when it comes to convenience, visibility and inevitably privacy. Here’s a look back on the highlights of Invisible Biometrics Month:…

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Deep Machine Learning Tackles Infrared Facial Recognition

Deep Machine Learning Tackles Infrared Facial Recognition

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany are working on a deep machine learning system that can match the faces from infrared cameras to their visible light counterparts. Rainer Stiefelhagen and Saquib Sarfraz say that while the system they’re developing isn’t yet perfect, it marks a major improvement over other such systems. The difficulty of matching…

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Facial Recognition Tech Goes to Church

Facial Recognition Tech Goes to Church

A new company is offering facial recognition technology to churches. Called Churchix, the organization is an offshoot of Israeli biometrics company Skakash, whose technology has been used in casinos, airports, and other security-conscious deployments. The technology is primarily being marketed as an administrative tool, allowing church officials to better analyze attendance. Those who attend church…

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INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

Interview with Conor White, Americas Group President, Daon FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Conor White, Americas Group President for Daon. The conversation begins with the company’s successful deployment of biometric security on the USAA mobile banking app, moves on to the company’s recent credit union industry awards, and finishes with an update on…

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News Roundup: Applying Invisible Biometrics

News Roundup: Applying Invisible Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month long examination of frictionless biometrics while mobility continued to take center stage in the industry news section. We also featured an new guest editorial by Sarah Le from Iritech and reported on headlines in border control, time tracking and more. Here are last week’s top stories in…

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Invisible Biometrics Month: 4 Applications Of Voice Biometrics

Invisible Biometrics Month: 4 Applications Of Voice Biometrics

Invisible Biometrics Month: 4 Unique Applications Of Voice Biometrics Invisible biometrics are primarily defined as authentication and identification that is frictionless. As such, voice recognition is a natural fit for for this specialized subset of biometric technologies. As a hands-free security solution, voice biometrics require the least possible physical effort on behalf of a user,…

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INTERVIEW: Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

INTERVIEW: Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

Interview with Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Richard Agostinelli, CEO of Crossmatch. The conversation begins with an update on the company’s acquisition of Digital Persona, which was one of last year’s biggest news stories, and continues on about the interest Crossmatch is receiving in its Altus solution thanks to…

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Sputnik Talks Facial Recognition With FindBiometrics

Sputnik Talks Facial Recognition With FindBiometrics

Major news media brand Sputnik International recently hosted a radio program dedicated to controversy in the realm of facial recognition and asked FindBiometrics president and founder Peter O’Neill to participate in the conversation. The fifteen minute Looking Forward segment – hosted by Victor Erofeyev and Svetlana Ekimenko – examines the ever interesting topic of facial…

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SpeechPro Biometrics Keep Health Spaces Safe

SpeechPro Biometrics Keep Health Spaces Safe

Today, SpeechPro USA announced that, along with healthcare tech provider PenRad, it has pioneered a touchless data entry solution aimed at the healthcare market – specifically hospitals and clinics. A combination of SpeechPro’s voice biometrics and PenRad’s Applicadia technology provides a multifaceted solution for healthcare professionals that, among its many benefits, mitigates the spread of disease within…

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News Roundup: Education Controversy

News Roundup: Education Controversy

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month long examination of invisible biometrics while parental privacy concerns reared their head once again in the realm of education authentication. The industry news was diverse all week with mobility taking much of the focus, along with border control headlines and more. Here is a look back on…

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Mobile Biometrics Herald Disruptive Change in mCommerce

Mobile Biometrics Herald Disruptive Change in mCommerce

Mobile biometric technology is shaking up the global payments market. According to a new report from Acuity Market Intelligence, by 2020 mobile biometric systems will be used to authenticate almost 65 percent of global mCommerce transactions. That means disruptive change for the mCommerce market. Acuity says that within the forecast period there will be 126…

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Invisible Biometrics Month: Biometrics Versus Malware

Invisible Biometrics Month: Biometrics Versus Malware

Behavioral Biometrics While many biometric modalities focus on a single physical characteristic that can be measured and matched – be it a facial characteristic, fingerprint, the sound of your voice or even your heartbeat – behavioral biometrics are more elusive. The way that you interact with the world both online and off is characterized by…

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Survey: Shoppers Uncomfortable With Biometric Marketing

Survey: Shoppers Uncomfortable With Biometric Marketing

Retailers should proceed cautiously in deploying biometric technology in-store, according to consumer targeting firm RichRelevance. Elucidating the results of a survey of a thousand American shoppers in a blog post, RichRelevance CMO Diane Kegley suggests that consumers appear uncomfortable with “tools that identify, target and track them using demographics or facial recognition.” According to Kegley,…

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News Roundup: A Week Of Innovation

News Roundup: A Week Of Innovation

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month long examination of Invisible Biometrics while the industry news was diverse and exciting. Headlines about the FBI’s NGI program, international government deployments, finance and major biometric innovations highlighted just how dynamic the biometrics industry has become. Here is a look back on the week’s top stories: Invisibility…

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