This Week’s Top Stories: Mobile Biometrics, Startup Funding, Wearables, and More

This Week's Top Stories: Mobile Biometrics, Startup Funding, Wearables, and More

The biometrics industry spans across a number of technologies, sectors, and verticals, and this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top articles once again runs the gamut.

If there is one dominant theme in this week’s roster, it may be mobile biometrics, which feature heavily in two of FindBiometrics’ most-read articles. One was our latest in-depth feature for Face Biometrics Month, in which we looked at how the mobile industry – and Apple in particular – helped to make face-based biometric authentication a normal, everyday technology among mainstream consumers:

Face Biometrics Month: The Apple Effect and the Mainstreaming of Face Authentication

Another popular article turned to a different biometric modality that has also become very prominent in the smartphone industry, reporting on Samsung’s latest software update aimed at improving the performance of its Galaxy A50 smartphone’s in-display fingerprint sensor:

Galaxy A50 Update Further Improves Fingerprint Biometrics

Sticking with the consumer device theme, Aerendir made headlines with a new partnership with SiFive aimed at making Artificial Intelligence technology more affordable for device makers. It’s a collaboration in anticipation of growing demand for IoT technology as major 5G networks start to launch over the coming years:

Aerendir and SiFive Team Up to Make On-Device AI More Affordable

Another kind of partnership, this time of the public-private variety, also garnered considerable reader interest this week, when the news broke that the Government of Madeira was working with Tactilis on a digital identity program in which biometric ID cards will play a central role:

Tactilis Provides Biometric Smart Cards for Identity Pilot in Madeira

And finally, a report about major seed funding for a startup positioned at the intersection of healthcare and biometric wearables also got readers’ attention this week:

Elektra Labs Announces $2.9M in Seed Funding, New Atlas Platform


Stay posted to FindBiometrics next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of biometrics. To see the hottest stories of the week in mobile digital identity, visit our sibling site Mobile ID World.