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What to Expect for the Next Apple Watch

What to Expect for the Next Apple Watch

There is growing evidence that Apple will launch new versions of its Apple Watch smartwatches alongside its new iPhones this year. One of the most solid pieces of evidence comes from filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission, or EEC – a necessary step before launching new products in the Eurasian region that has previously foreshadowed…

Patent Describes Advanced Biometric Authentication for Apple Watch

Patent Describes Advanced Biometric Authentication for Apple Watch

Apple has filed a patent for a new form of biometric authentication that could be deployed in a future version of the Apple Watch. Originally filed in Q3 2018, the new invention is a light field camera capable of sub-epidermal imaging. The camera would be placed on the underside of the Apple Watch, where it…

Apple Watch’s ECG Biometrics Come to Hong Kong and Europe

Apple Watch’s ECG Biometrics Come to Hong Kong and Europe

“While the ECG capability is itself a significant technological advancement, it’s possible that the underlying technology could eventually be leveraged for biometric authentication, since each individual’s cardiac data is unique.” The Apple Watch’s electrocardiogram capability is now being rolled out in Europe and Hong Kong through a new software update. First unveiled along with Apple’s…

579 Million Biometric Payment Cards Will be in Use by 2023: Goode

579 Million Biometric Payment Cards Will be in Use by 2023: Goode

Just in time for this year’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, Goode Intelligence has issued a new report on the growing prominence of biometric technology in payments, entitled, “Biometrics for Payments; Market and Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2018-2023 – Second Edition”. Much of the report’s analysis concerns the same trends outlined in FindBiometrics’…

Apple Watch’s New ECG Feature Opens Up New Authentication Potential

Apple Watch’s New ECG Feature Opens Up New Authentication Potential

“…it’s worth noting that this technology could also potentially be used for biometric authentication, with other biometrics specialists such as Nymi having demonstrated that the unique patterns in an individual’s heart rhythm can be used for identification.” Along with its unveiling of this year’s new iPhones, Apple also showed off an upgraded Apple Watch this week.…

Apple Patent Describes User Tracking For Macs and TVs

Apple Patent Describes User Tracking For Macs and TVs

A newly revealed patent application from Apple suggests the company is exploring technology that would allow a device to track a user’s gaze, head position, hand gestures, face biometrics, and more. Newly published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, the patent was filed in Q4 of last year. It specifically concerns applications of its…

Face ID Could Come To Apple Watch Series 4

Face ID Could Come To Apple Watch Series 4

“Integrating a version of Face ID into the Apple Watch would allow the device to emulate features of the iPhone X, including revealing notifications and unlocking when the user looks at the device, and potentially even allowing for video calls.” Patent filings suggest Apple is exploring the idea of bringing its Face ID authentication system…

Future Apple Watch Might Identify Users Via Cardiac Biometrics

Future Apple Watch Might Identify Users Via Cardiac Biometrics

Apple may be working on more sophisticated biometric capabilities for the next version of its Apple Watch. As MacRumors reports, a recent patent application describes how a wristband device could use a pulse oximeter to delineate the wearer’s cardiac signature. Essentially, it would shine light into the user’s wrist to determine the presence of blood…

New Patent Teases Advanced Touch ID Biometrics

New Patent Teases Advanced Touch ID Biometrics

Apple has been granted a slew of new patents, including inventions related to NFC, the Apple Watch, and Touch ID. The 45 patents were recently published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. For its Apple Watch, the patents were largely design-related, while the NFC invention appears to extend the capabilities of Apple’s NFC technology…

B-Secur Banks on Cardiac Biometrics

B-Secur Banks on Cardiac Biometrics

A new startup is shopping its cardiac biometrics technology, and appears to be on pretty solid footing, according to a profile by John Kennedy in Silicon Republic. The Ireland-based B-Secur boasts of advanced ECG technology and solid financial backing. The company’s executives are keen to point out the difficulty of spoofing when it comes to…

Apple Job Posting Hints at Advanced Biometrics for Apple Watch

Apple Job Posting Hints at Advanced Biometrics for Apple Watch

An Apple job posting has indicated that the company may be placing a strong focus on the study of biometrics in anticipation of the release of the Apple Watch, according to an AppleInsider article by Neil Hughes. The posting was for a position as a “Human Factors Anthropometry Engineer/Researcher” – anthropometry being the study of…

Biometrics, Privacy and the Internet of Things – Interview With Samsung’s Steven Rahman

Steven Rahman, Director of Technology and Strategy at Samsung, leads a forward thinking team tasked with a critical mission: to secure and develop technology that will maintain the competitiveness of the Samsung platform.  As part of our 12th annual biometrics industry Year in Review, Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, had a chance to speak with Rahman about the state…