healthcare biometrics

Valencell Sensor System Measures Blood Pressure for Hearables/Wearables

Valencell Sensor System Measures Blood Pressure for Hearables/Wearables

US-based biometric technology company Valencell announced at CES 2020 this week that it has developed a new blood pressure (BP) sensor system that can be integrated into hearable and wearable tech. The new system was developed in partnership with Sonion — a Danish company that specializes in the manufacturing of microacoustic and micromechanical components —…

MarketsandMarkets Predicts Healthcare will Drive $1.786 Billion Eye Tracking Market

MarketsandMarkets Predicts Healthcare will Drive $1.786 Billion Eye Tracking Market

MarketsandMarkets is forecasting major growth in the global eye tracking market, predicting that the appetite for such tech will jump from $560 million to $1.786 billion between 2020 and 2025. Those numbers represent a CAGR of 26.1 percent for that five-year period. The research firm attributes much of that growth to the healthcare industry, where eye tracking…

CyberLink Facial Recognition Engine Integrated with iMEdtac’s Automatic Dispensing Cabinet

CyberLink Facial Recognition Engine Integrated with iMEdtac’s Automatic Dispensing Cabinet

AI and facial recognition company CyberLink and Taiwan-based iMedtac have announced a partnership that will see Cyberlink’s FaceMe artificial intelligence-driven facial recognition integrated with iMedtac’s Automatic Dispensing Cabinet (ADC), providing enhanced security. iMedtac’s is integrated into its iHospital medical services platform, billed as part of the AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things). To enhance the protection…

Chronolife Announces Funding, Launch of Biometric Smart Shirt

Chronolife Announces Funding, Launch of Biometric Smart Shirt

French technology company Chronolife has announced the commercial launch of Nexkin, a smart shirt equipped with 10 biometric sensors, as well as funding from investment fund iBionext, French insurance company Adrea and Swiss family office Celeste Management, though the amount secured was not disclosed. Nexkin uses the biometric sensors onboard to monitor six physiological indicators…

Imprivata and Modeus Partner on Electronic Drug Management Platform

Imprivata and Modeus Partner on Electronic Drug Management Platform

The Australian software company Modeus is leveraging Imprivata’s biometric tech to strengthen the security of its HS8 electronic drug management platform. To that end, Modeus has integrated Imprivata’s Confirm ID prescription authentication platform into HS8, thereby allowing doctors to verify their identities and record drug activity with a fingerprint recognition scan or an ID card…

Kenyan Authorities Prepare to Launch Biometric Identification System for HIV Patients

Kenyan Authorities Prepare to Launch Biometric Identification System for HIV Patients

A new system for registering people living with HIV using biometric scanning is being declared ready for use after extensive testing in Kenya. In a joint study conducted by the Kenyan Ministry of Health, Kenyatta National Hospital, and the University of Washington 8,794 individuals throughout western Kenya were registered using a biometric iris-scanning technology. As…

Sonde Health Receives Patent for Voice-Based Diagnostic Solution

Sonde Health Receives Patent for Voice-Based Diagnostic Solution

Sonde Health has received a patent for its voice-based diagnostic tech, which uses vocal biomarkers to help doctors and patients make more informed healthcare decisions. The Sonde platform essentially functions as an advance warning system, analyzing short speech segments to spot vocal anomalies that could point to a more serious medical issue. Though not a…

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

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

Elektra Labs, a healthcare security company, recently announced a $2.9 million seed funding round led by Maverick Ventures, along with the launch of Atlas, a platform for cataloging connected monitoring technologies. Atlas aims to simplify the evaluation of biometric tracking tools — fitness trackers and other medical tech wearables, for example — for clinical use…

Mastercard Uses Biometrics and AI to Fight Healthcare Fraud

Mastercard Uses Biometrics and AI to Fight Healthcare Fraud

Biometrics News – Healthcare Biometrics Mastercard has released a collection of security and anti-fraud products designed specifically for healthcare organizations. The portfolio has been dubbed Mastercard Healthcare Solutions, and includes technology that will cover everything from new customer enrollment to final payment schedules.  To that end, the platform leverages biometrics and behavioral analytics to verify…

Unisys Lands Contract with US Department of Health and Human Services

Unisys Lands Contract with US Department of Health and Human Services

Biometrics News – Healthcare Biometrics Unisys has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide Artificial Intelligence solutions for the government agency. The five year contract with a potential value of $49 million is aimed at enabling the HHS to use automation and other innovative solutions to…

FacePhi Leaps into Healthcare Biometrics with Swiss Medical Group Partnership

FacePhi Leaps into Healthcare Biometrics with Swiss Medical Group Partnership

“It is a breakthrough in our business strategy, since we are entering a new sector in which we had no presence before.” – Javier Mira, CEO, FacePhi Spain-based biometric authentication specialist FacePhi has made its first big leap beyond the financial services sector, announcing that a new partnership with Swiss Medical Group has brought it…

Iris ID White Paper Outlines Biometric Needs, Opportunities in Healthcare

Iris ID White Paper Outlines Biometric Needs, Opportunities in Healthcare

Iris ID has issued a new white paper on the exciting opportunities emerging in healthcare through biometric technology – and, of course, iris recognition in particular. It’s a timely analysis. As the report notes, multiple industry reports have predicted that the global healthcare biometrics market will see considerable growth over the next several years; Credence…

Zion Forecasts $59.43 Billion Global Biometrics Market

Zion Forecasts $59.43 Billion Global Biometrics Market

Zion Market Research has released a new report that predicts that the global biometric technology market will hit $59.43 billion by 2025, climbing from $17.16 billion in 2018. The final figure represents a CAGR of 19.42 percent. The forecast is nearly identical to that of Grand View Research, which projected a $59.31 billion global biometrics…

Interview: COO Hof Retief on BioRugged’s Ambitious Expansion Plans

Interview: COO Hof Retief on BioRugged’s Ambitious Expansion Plans

Founded in 2012, BioRugged has quickly established itself as a leading provider of heavy-duty biometric devices that can be used in a wide range of environments. The company’s newest devices, the BioWolf 60 and BioWolf 60P, the Ruggbo 20R, and the Mark 3 Biometric Enrollment and Verification Kit, have further elevated BioRugged’s profile as the…

Report: Healthcare Biometrics Market will Hit $5.6 Billion by 2022

Report: Healthcare Biometrics Market will Hit $5.6 Billion by 2022

“At the moment, North America has the largest market for biometric healthcare tech, with Europe and Asia also displaying a strong interest in the technology…” A new report from Market Research Future is predicting that the global healthcare biometrics market will hit $5.6 billion by 2022, which would represent a CAGR of 22.3 percent since…

LexisNexis Survey Finds Healthcare Providers Overestimate Their Security

LexisNexis Survey Finds Healthcare Providers Overestimate Their Security

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has published a new report on The State of Patient Identity Management after polling more than 100 healthcare professionals about their cybersecurity practices. Carried out in collaboration with the Information Security Media Group (ISMG), the survey revealed that many healthcare providers may be overconfident about their organization’s ability to protect their patients’…

Intent Provides Biometric Pill Dispenser for Hepatitis  C Treatment Program

Intent Provides Biometric Pill Dispenser for Hepatitis C Treatment Program

Intent Solutions is partnering with the University of Kentucky in an effort to eliminate Hepatitis C in Perry County. The $15 million Kentucky Viral Hepatitis Treatment Study (KeY Treat) program is funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and will seek to curb an outbreak that accelerated due to…

Second Sight Looks to Facial Recognition, Eye Tracking to Enhance Experimental Vision-Restoring Solution

Second Sight Looks to Facial Recognition, Eye Tracking to Enhance Experimental Vision-Restoring Solution

“[Orion is] a visual cortical prosthesis, comprised of an implant designed to communicate with a pair of smartglasses with an affixed camera.” California-based Second Sight is developing potentially groundbreaking medical technology that could help the blind to see again, and is planning to experiment with facial recognition and eye tracking technologies to further enhance its…

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