News Roundup: Fingerprints, FinTech and Healthcare

Last week at FindBiometrics fingerprint biometric upgrades and integrations took the spotlight while FinTech, contactless modalities, and healthcare biometrics rounded out the industry news coverage.

Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management:


New Roundup: Fingerprints, FinTech and HealthcareSamsung Electronics was named among the world’s best brands last week as the clock ticked down to the year’s big biometrics webinar event co-hosted by Samsung subsidiary Samsung SDS America. Meanwhile, Samsung Mobile made the news too, with its iris scanning smartphone returning to Korean store shelves in the wake of a massive recall effort.

Samsung Named One of World’s Best Brands Ahead of Major Biometrics Webinar

Iris Scanning Galaxy Note7 Goes Back On Sale in Korea

UPDATE: In the wake of more reports of exploding handsets, Samsung has halted sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note7. Read more here.

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New Roundup: Fingerprints, FinTech and HealthcareThe main biomettic modality in the headlines last week was fingerprint, and as usual that means there were plenty of mobile integration announcements. Fingerprint Cards announced sensor integrations on Google’s new Pixel smartphones as well as a new Xiaomi device. IDEX meanwhile announced a design win for its Cardinal fingerprint sensor, and Precise Biometrics entered a licensing agreement with Image Match Design. We reported on how Xperia users in the US can hack their way to fingerprint authentication on their devices and also saw a new fingerprint biometrics patent from Apple.

Outside of the mobile realm, HID Global had us talking about about multispectral imaging with a new upgrade to its Lumidigm V-Series fingerprint technology. Take a look at last week’s big fingerprint focused headlines:

Google’s Pixel Smartphones Use FPC Tech for Biometrics

HID Global Announces Upgrades to Lumidigm V-Series Fingerprint Tech

US Xperia Users Can Hack Their Devices to Enable Fingerprint Authentication

New Apple Patent Points to Display-Embedded Touch ID

Image Match Design Inc. Licenses Precise BioMatch Software Platforms

New IDEX Client Chooses Cardinal Fingerprint Sensor For Smartphone

Latest Xiaomi Device Features FPC Biometric Sensor


New Roundup: Fingerprints, FinTech and HealthcareMastercard’s face biometrics powered Identity Check (which leverages Daon’s IdentityX biometric platform) launched in Europe last week while the facial modality was put to use in Ireland where it identified a duplicate PPS account. In New York facial recognition made the news too, the contactless modality serving as one element of a large-scale bridge and tunnel system modernization project.

New York to Test Facial Recognition at Bridge, Tunnel Crossings

Facial Recognition Helps Clarify Identity of Iraqi in Ireland

Mastercard Launches Selfie Authentication App in Europe

Voice and Speech

New Roundup: Fingerprints, FinTech and HealthcareSensory, Inc. was celebrating the numerous achievements it’s marked in 2016 as it also introduced the Alexa wakeup feature to its TrulyHandsfree platform customers. In the meantime, Citi continued to bring voiceprint authentication to its Asia call centers, launching the service in the Philippines.

Sensory Celebrates Numerous Accolades

Sensory Introduces Alexa to TrulyHandsfree Platform

Citi Brings Voice Authentication to Philippines


New Roundup: Fingerprints, FinTech and HealthcareSpeaking of financial applications, we saw Apple Pay join Samsung Pay in Russia last week while South Africa’s First National Bank launched its own mobile wallet. Biometrics are proving to be an integral component to mPayment systems and their adoption, and last week we saw two market research reports shedding light on the phenomenon.

Can Biometric Security Options Accelerate mPayment Adoption?

Biometric Security Is Key to mPayment Adoption: Javelin

How Do Apple Pay and Samsung Pay Compare in Russia?

South Africa’s First National Bank Launches Its Own Apple Pay Rival


New Roundup: Fingerprints, FinTech and HealthcareLast week we took a look at how Safran Identity & Security’s MorphoWave contactless biometric reader can bring efficiency and accountability to patient ID and other healthcare applications. Meanwhile, a new report from Grand View Research projected that the global healthcare biometrics market will reach  $11.7 million by 2024.

Safran Highlights Biometrics Benefits in Healthcare

Global Healthcare Biometrics Market Will Continue to Surge: Report


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October 11, 2016 – by Peter B. Counter