Taking stock of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles this week, there’s no clear through line. And maybe that’s the point: In early 2019, biometric technologies have spread across a diverse array of applications spanning a range of industries. And there’s considerable variety in the biometric technologies themselves, with a number of modalities now in the middle of an ongoing popularity contest.
On that note, one of the strongest contenders to emerge in recent years is behavioral biometrics – virtually unknown half a decade ago, and now one of the most exciting mechanisms for strong, convenient authentication. TypingDNA CEO Raul Popa had plenty to say about it, with his firm specializing in behavioral patterns associated with typing:
Meanwhile, IDEMIA is a company that has its hands in a range of biometric technologies, and was showing a number of them off at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The head of its Connected Objects division, Yves Portalier, discussed some intriguing examples with FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill on the show floor:
MWC also saw the launch of the Nokia 9 PureView, a new smartphone notable for two buzzy biometric features – facial recognition and in-display fingerprint scanning. These are two of the biggest trends in mobile biometrics, so it’s no wonder the news got some attention:
Turning from the mobile market to the enterprise sector, Unisys announced a new security system for employee authentication. Supporting facial, fingerprint, iris, and voice recognition as well as behavioral biometrics, it’s a great example of multi-modal security:
And then there’s NEXT’s big news about the use of its fingerprint sensors in a major Indian agriculture project organized by government authorities and the World Bank. It’s an example of how biometric technology can make a real impact in large-scale government programs: