Gesture recognition

Optical Filter Tech Supplier Reaches Settlement with LG

Optical Filter Tech Supplier Reaches Settlement with LG

California-based tech company Viavi has reached a settlement with Korea’s LG over complaints of patent infringement, the company has announced. Viavi brought legal action against LG Innotek, LG Electronics, and LG Electronics U.S.A. – as well as Optrontec, another Korean firm – late last year, filing complaints with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and…

Will Fingerprint Biometrics Come to the Apple Pencil?

Will Fingerprint Biometrics Come to the Apple Pencil?

A new patent filed by Apple suggests that there may be a future version of the Apple Pencil that will be equipped with a biometric fingerprint scanner, advanced gesture support and perhaps even a camera. The first generation of the Apple Pencil was launched in 2015 with that year’s iPad Pro model, with a refresh…

Orbbec Highlights Numerous 3D Camera Applications

Orbbec Highlights Numerous 3D Camera Applications

The 3D camera manufacturer Orbbec is highlighting the many potential applications of its technology at CES 2020. The company’s cameras offer object, face, and gesture recognition in addition to 3D measurement and mapping capabilities, and have already been deployed in thousands of products for the international market. The main attraction at CES is a biometric…

Japanese IT Firm Brings BioSig-ID Gesture Recognition to VR Payments

Japanese IT Firm Brings BioSig-ID Gesture Recognition to VR Payments

“As partners with TIS INTEC Group, one of Japan’s largest IT companies we were pleased to develop a new VR payment system using BioSig-ID’s passwordless biometrics. With this new way to authenticate identity in VR, participating companies can increase sales without leaving the VR space.” – Jeff Maynard, CEO and Founder, Biometric Signature ID A major…

Two-year Study Makes Case for BSI’s Gesture Authentication in Online Testing

Two-year Study Makes Case for BSI’s Gesture Authentication in Online Testing

“We are embarking on a new frontier in credentialing of individuals online with secure ID authentication using gesture biometrics with BioSig-ID.” – Jeff Maynard, CEO, Biometric Signature ID Biometric Signature ID (or “BSI”) has a high-profile speaking engagement coming up, and the company’s chief executive plans to take the opportunity to highlight the benefits of…

BioTect-ID Gesture Recognition Platform Has Users Draw Their Password

BioTect-ID Gesture Recognition Platform Has Users Draw Their Password

“BioTect-ID can be used to lock down any Windows device, and represents an expansion of BSI’s existing BioSig-ID identity verification solution.” Biometric Signature ID (BSI) has announced the launch of BioTect-ID, a new identity verification solution that combines a 4-character password with gesture recognition. The platform asks users to draw their password with a finger,…

Is Face ID Coming to the HomePod?

Is Face ID Coming to the HomePod?

A recently published Apple patent suggests that the company could be planning to introduce Face ID and 3D hand gestures to its HomePod line of products. The patent specifically refers to a voice-controlled assistant such as a “countertop speaker,” and would allow such devices to recognize faces, as well as hand waves and other basic…

Mitek Brings Selfie Authentication to BSI Platform

Mitek Brings Selfie Authentication to BSI Platform

Texas-based BioMetric Signature ID (BSI) is enhancing its gesture-based identity platform’s onboarding system with selfie-based authentication technology from San Diego-based Mitek. BSI’s BioProof-ID platform is designed to authenticate individuals using biometric gesture recognition technology, with the company aiming its solution primarily at ID verification and access control applications. But thus far the company has struggled to…

Nuance Opens DRIVE Lab in Germany for Connected Car Research

Nuance Opens DRIVE Lab in Germany for Connected Car Research

“Work at the new lab will complement research in DRIVE Labs in North America and China, and will place a strong focus on new user experience technologies based on things like facial and voice recognition, emotion analysis, gaze tracking, and gesture-based interactions.” Nuance Communications has announced a new AI research center that will focus on…

Computer Vision Specialist Airy3D Rakes in $10 Million in Series A Funding

Computer Vision Specialist Airy3D Rakes in $10 Million in Series A Funding

“Airy3D says its DepthIQ technology can facilitate facial, gesture, and object recognition…” Another computer vision specialist is announcing millions of dollars in investor backing: Montreal-based Airy3D says it has brought in $10 million (USD) through a series-A funding round. The company’s DepthIQ technology is designed to infuse 2D imaging sensors with 3D depth data, drawing…

The Biometric Ring: Apple Files Patent

The Biometric Ring: Apple Files Patent

Apple has filed a US patent application for a new kind of wearable device: A smart ring. Dubbed the iRing by AppleInsider, the design suggests a device similar in its functionality to the recently launched Apple Watch, but on a smaller scale. The iRing would feature a small screen, a computer engine, and some biometric capabilities.…

Microsoft Aiming to One-Up Touch ID

Microsoft Aiming to One-Up Touch ID

Microsoft is trying to patent a new mobile authentication system that combines fingerprint and gesture recognition. The patent, recently published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, could apply to future Windows smartphones, tablets, and other devices from Microsoft. The aim appears to be to one-up rival biometric authentication systems, most notably Apple’s Touch ID…

Gesture Biometrics Coming to Online Credentialing System

Gesture Biometrics Coming to Online Credentialing System

A new partnership aims to produce an online credentialing service based on behavioral biometrics. Software gesture biometrics developer Biometric Signature ID is working with online proctoring specialist B Virtual Inc. to develop the system. Dubbed Sure-ID, the system will link new user’s biometric data to legal identity documents. And that biometric data will be captured…

Biometric Gesture Recognition in Smart TVs on the Rise

Biometric Gesture Recognition in Smart TVs on the Rise

A new report is predicting significant growth in the global market for gesture recognition technology in smart TVs. The report, “Global Gesture Recognition Market for Smart TV 2015-2019,” from Sandler Research, predicts growth at 33 percent CAGR between 2014 and 2019. The researchers point to two major drivers of the market, which should work in…