Briefs

BRIEF: Cutting-Edge IT at HIMSS 2019

BRIEF: Cutting-Edge IT at HIMSS 2019

The healthcare sector represents a byzantine industry with a complex set of technological needs. Accordingly, it’s an area in which biometric technology offers some compelling applications, and is starting to make some serious inroads. It’s no wonder, then, that such technologies showed a stronger presence than ever at this year’s healthcare IT-focused HIMSS conference in…

2019 Will Be a Huge Year for In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

2019 Will Be a Huge Year for In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

After a lengthy parade of rumor and speculation, in-display fingerprint sensor technology finally arrived in commercial smartphones last year. It came in the wake of Apple’s launch of its Face ID facial recognition system on the iPhone X, which first marked Apple’s definitive departure away from fingerprint scanning and prompted many mobile industry observers to…

BRIEF: The Convergence of Biometrics and Computer Vision

BRIEF: The Convergence of Biometrics and Computer Vision

Artificial intelligence has always been an important component of biometric technology. In a sense, biometric recognition is artificial intelligence, enabling a computer system to correctly match a fingerprint or an iris pattern to a template on file. But it’s undeniable that AI in its broader sense is coming to play a bigger role in biometric…