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Biometrics in Education Sector to See 26 Percent CAGR to 2021: Technavio

Biometrics in Education Sector to See 26 Percent CAGR to 2021: Technavio

The educational sector of the global biometrics market is poised to see annual growth of 26 percent between 2017 and 2021, according to a new report from Technavio. Several factors are going to drive this growth. In the APAC region and the GCC countries, biometric technologies are increasingly seen as a part of general infrastructure…

Actors in Training to Use Zwipe Access Solution at Rose Bruford College

Actors in Training to Use Zwipe Access Solution at Rose Bruford College

Zwipe‘s biometric access control card has been deployed at Rose Bruford College, a high-profile dramatic arts school based in London. The system was deployed in collaboration with UK-based distribution partner and integrator Kodit Security. Students and staff will now use Zwipe Access to gain entry to Rose Bruford facilities. In a statement announcing the deployment,…

Lenovo Virtual Classroom System Uses Facial Biometrics to Measure Student Response

Lenovo Virtual Classroom System Uses Facial Biometrics to Measure Student Response

A new Lenovo virtual classroom platform uses facial biometrics to assess students’ responses to lectures. Called AirClass, it comes equipped with a feature called Emotions Insight, which tracks not just whether students’ eyes are open or closed, but various other facial indicators of emotions like surprise and confusion. The system aggregates this data to give…

Chinese Authorities Use Biometrics to Authenticate Students for ‘Gaokao’ Exams

Chinese Authorities Use Biometrics to Authenticate Students for ‘Gaokao’ Exams

Education authorities in China are using biometric recognition and other high-tech measures to catch cheaters in the country’s annual “gaokao” university entrance exams. As Reuters reports, performance in these exams is thought to be critical to getting on track for a high-end job, hence the temptation to cheat. Exam centers are now implementing metal detectors and…

Paris School of Business to Use Facial Biometrics to Track Students’ Focus

Paris School of Business to Use Facial Biometrics to Track Students’ Focus

The Paris School of Business is going to implement facial recognition software designed to track when students aren’t paying attention. Called Nestor, the system was developed by LCA Learning, and is designed to track eye movements and facial biometrics to assess the level of focus among students watching lectures through laptops and computers. It is…

San Diego School District Brings Biometrics to the Cafeteria

San Diego School District Brings Biometrics to the Cafeteria

San Diego’s Vista Unified School District is using biometrics to administrate school lunches, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune. Provided by Educational Biometric Technology, the system, ID Connect, links students’ meal plans to their fingerprints. It has been installed at 19 of 22 schools in the district, and is now being implemented in the 20th, Madison…

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

Last week at FindBiometrics we prepared for our first expert webinar of 2017, From Revolution to Evolution: The New Mobile Biometrics Landscape, scheduled for this Wednesday, as facial recognition made up the bulk of the industry headlines. Border control was in the news too, along with financial biometrics, as stories had us talking about identity tech…

Aadhaar to Be Integrated Into University Degrees

Aadhaar to Be Integrated Into University Degrees

India’s University Grants Commission is asking the country’s universities to start incorporating Aadhaar numbers into issued degrees. As with so many applications of India’s national biometric ID program, the move is meant to curb fraud. The UGC is asking that universities include students’ Aadhaar numbers together with their photographs in its degree certificates, which should…

NEC Brings Biometric Cafeteria System to Chilean Schools

NEC Brings Biometric Cafeteria System to Chilean Schools

“Given the reliability of biometric identification, it helps to ensure that one student isn’t fraudulent obtaining food beyond the proper allocation, and it offers administrators real-time data on food consumption.” NEC Chile has deployed a biometric system to help administrate school cafeterias. The system has been deployed in 30 schools across three cities including Santiago,…

Aadhaar Could Help Get Kids Back Into School: Safran

Aadhaar Could Help Get Kids Back Into School: Safran

As India’s biometric national ID program continues to grow and extend across the country, its benefits in areas ranging from everyday banking to transportation are becoming increasingly apparent. But it could also offer a transformative impact on deeper socioeconomic level, with the system being linked to a new program aimed at getting underprivileged kids into…

World’s First Automated Driving Test Uses Biometric Registration

World’s First Automated Driving Test Uses Biometric Registration

“…biometric scans are used for authentication just before the test is taken, helping to ensure that applicants aren’t getting other drivers to take the test for them.” Safran Identity & Security subsidiary Smart Chip has worked with Punjabi authorities to establish a pioneering, world-first project: A completely automated driving test for license issuance. Those applying…

SecureAuth Announces IT Security Education Program

SecureAuth Announces IT Security Education Program

Secure is starting its own in-house education program for employees, partners, and even customers. Dubbed SecureAuth University, it’s aimed at offering IT security education and certification. In a statement announcing the education program, SecureAuth suggested that it’s meant to address a lack of expertise in the field of IT security, citing a Gartner report that found…

News Roundup: What’s Next For Voice and Speech Recognition?

News Roundup: What’s Next For Voice and Speech Recognition?

Last week at FindBiometrics we featured an interview with Opus Research lead analyst and founder Dan Miller while voice and speech biometrics, forensics, payments tech, and more filled out the industry news headlines. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management: What’s Next For Voice and Speech Recognition Opus…

Illinois School District Introducing Biometric Payments in Cafeterias

Illinois School District Introducing Biometric Payments in Cafeterias

A school district in the suburbs of Chicago is implementing a biometric payment system for school cafeterias, reports CR80 News. The system will let students of Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 order lunch items by scanning their fingerprints. It’s a system that is reportedly being embraced by other school districts in the area…

Aadhaar-Linked Teacher Tracking Expanding in Rural India

Aadhaar-Linked Teacher Tracking Expanding in Rural India

Authorities in another district council in India are pushing harder to extend biometric attendance tracking for schools in their jurisdiction, reports The Hindu. Last month, district council authorities in Karnataka state introduced an attendance tracking program linked to Aadhaar, India’s national biometric ID system. The aim was to improve outcomes for students by ensuring that teachers were accountable…

Indian State Implements Biometric Attendance Tracking for College Faculty

Indian State Implements Biometric Attendance Tracking for College Faculty

“[Assam’s] education department issued a directive ordering that such biometric systems much be active by the end of the summer vacation, on August 1st.” Authorities in Assam, India, have mandated that the state’s colleges must install biometric readers for faculty attendance tracking. While many such devices had been installed as early as 2012, they had by…

Nigerian Students to Get Biometric ID Cards

Nigerian Students to Get Biometric ID Cards

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) is preparing to issue a biometric ID card, reports the Nigerian Tribune. Called the Nigerian Students Uniform Identification Card, or NSUID, it’s going to be issued to students both at home and in tertiary institutions abroad. NANS says its aim is to curb the issuance of fake IDs…

Indian Authorities Implement Tablet-Based Biometric Attendance Tracking for Teachers

Indian Authorities Implement Tablet-Based Biometric Attendance Tracking for Teachers

Authorities in the Zilla Panchayat, a district council in India, have implemented biometric time and attendance tracking for high school teachers under their jurisdiction. The system is, of course, linked to Aadhaar, the country’s biometric citizen ID program. In this case, it’s administrated via Android tablets equipped with thumb scanners. Teachers will have to register…

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