Internet of Things

Smart Car Seat Belt Can Authenticate Via Cardiac Biometrics

Smart Car Seat Belt Can Authenticate Via Cardiac Biometrics

A new smart car seat Belt can help keep drivers and passengers safe by monitoring their vital signs. It’s called the OS-3005. Developed by Olea Sensor Networks, its powered by OleaSense software analytics and about the size of a business card. Its designed for easy integration into vehicular seat belts, and once in place it…

Nymi Band ‘Will Change Security Forever’

Nymi Band ‘Will Change Security Forever’

Cardiac biometrics developer Nymi has found a new CEO. John Haggard, a veteran of the IT security and authentication industry, will now lead the company as founder Karl Martin transitions to the role of CTO. Nymi is, of course, the company behind the Nymi Band, a wristband that measures cardiac biometrics for constant, passive user…

NEC to Showcase Smart City Data Security at GovWare Conference

NEC to Showcase Smart City Data Security at GovWare Conference

NEC is planning to promote a new data protection solution at this week’s GovernmentWare (GovWare) conference in Singapore, the company has announced. NEC is promoting it as a smart cities solution, offering particular value to municipal governments seeking to store data virtually. In a press release, NEC explained that its new technology concept is designed to secure…

VOXX Buys Controlling Interest in EyeLock

VOXX Buys Controlling Interest in EyeLock

VOXX International Corporation, an automotive and consumer electronics maker, has signed a Definitive Agreement with EyeLock to purchase the latter’s assets, including its IP portfolio. In other words, VOXX is buying out the iris scanning technology developer. It’s a strong acquisition, from a technological standpoint. EyeLock’s latest iris-based access control product has an extremely high…

NEC to Develop Smart City Tech for Tirupati, India

NEC to Develop Smart City Tech for Tirupati, India

NEC Corporation is going to be working with a major Indian state to develop smart city solutions for one of its biggest cities. The company has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AP Technology Services Limited (APTS), a state-owned company tasked with developing electronics, IT, and communications services. The collaboration will be part of…

HYPR SDK Enables Tokenization of Biometric Data

HYPR SDK Enables Tokenization of Biometric Data

HYPR Corp. has announced the release of a new biometric SDK aimed at enterprises and government agencies. Entitled simply HYPR SDK, the system is designed to enable the tokenization of voice, facial, or fingerprint biometric data. Perhaps more importantly, the system is designed to authenticate actions without having to transmit any biometric data online; the…

Biometric IoT Security Platform Coming From HYPR

Biometric IoT Security Platform Coming From HYPR

HYPR Corp. is launching a new security platform for the Internet of Things. Called the Biometric Security Integration Kit, it’s an end-to-end solution that can secure both devices and applications. The Kit will be launched this summer in North America and Europe. It’s meant to be an embedded, under-the-hood security solution that the company calls…

Face Biometrics Can Help the Blind Spot Friends

Face Biometrics Can Help the Blind Spot Friends

A team of students at the Birmingham City University is developing a smart cane that can help the blind to recognize friends and family on the street, the university has announced. Dubbed XploR, the smart cane is designed to use facial recognition technology to identify the faces of passersby and match them against images stored…

Reports: Strong Growth for Voice Biometrics, Smart Car Integrations

Reports: Strong Growth for Voice Biometrics, Smart Car Integrations

Analysis from TechNavio predicts strong growth for the voice recognition market over the next few years. Entitled “Global Voice Recognition Market 2015-2019”, the new market study predicts growth of 9.4 percent CAGR for the forecast period. The report cites an increasing interest in biometric technology in general as a major market driver, and also points to the healthcare…

NEXT Receives Sensor Order from Smart Home Sector

NEXT Receives Sensor Order from Smart Home Sector

NEXT Biometrics has announced that it has received an order for 100,000 fingerprint sensors for deployment in the smart home market. The company says that the order comes from “a leading design and manufacturing company” in the smart home sector, and that it will start shipping the sensors in July. It’s another major benefit the…

Mobile Month: The Roundup

Mobile Month: The Roundup

March has been Mobile Month here at FindBiometrics, and it’s time to bring the celebration of strong mobile authentication to a close with a look back on everything we examined in the world of smartphones, tablets, wearables and the Internet of Things. Here is what we got up to in Mobile Month at FindBiometrics: Mobile…

Tipping Point Reached by Mobile Biometrics

Tipping Point Reached by Mobile Biometrics

Market research firm Research and Markets has issued a new report on the future of mobile biometrics, and says that the industry has “reached a tipping point”. The researchers predict that the market will grow from $249 million this year to $3.5 billion in 2024, with cumulative revenue reaching $17.5 billion over that period. The report…

Nymi Considered By British Bank

Nymi Considered By British Bank

British bank Halifax is considering the implementation of a cardiac biometric system for customer authentication, according to an article in The Telegraph by Richard Dyson. The technology would theoretically come by way of Canadian company Nymi, as the bank is currently exploring the potential of its Nymi Band biometric wristband. The idea is to take…

Qualcomm Integrates Sensory’s Voice Recognition

Qualcomm Integrates Sensory’s Voice Recognition

Sensory Inc. has announced a major new partnership with respect to its low-power voice control system. Mobile technology developer Qualcomm has agreed to implement Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree Voice Control 3.0 technology into its upcoming platforms. The TrulyHandsfree system has applications in the bureoning Internet of Things. Its ultra-low power system allows for a long battery life, and…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobile World Congress Goes Biometric

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobile World Congress Goes Biometric

This week all eyes were turned to Barcelona, Spain, for Mobile World Congress 2015, which featured more biometrics technology than ever before. With MWC throwing its weight behind digital identity there is no better time to take an indepth look at biometrics in mobile applications. That being the case, we kicked off Mobile Month at…

Synopsis and Sensory Unveil Voice Recognition for IoT

Synopsis and Sensory Unveil Voice Recognition for IoT

Software developer Synopsis, Inc. and vision- and voice-based UX tech firm Sensory, Inc. have announced what they call an ultra-low power voice recognition system. Running on Synopsis’ low-power ARC EM5D processor, Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree system is being promoted for mobile and Internet of Things applications. Speaking in a press release, Sensory, Inc. VP Bernard Brafman emphasized…

Cypress Joins FIDO Just in Time for MWC

Cypress Joins FIDO Just in Time for MWC

Touch sensor developer Cypress Semiconductor Corporation has joined the FIDO Alliance. The move comes just in time for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the company will be its wearable tech and Internet of Things solutions. Cypress was in the news last year when it partnered with IDEX ASA to implement that company’s fingerprint…

Webinar: Voice Biometrics in a Multi-Modal Future

Webinar: Voice Biometrics in a Multi-Modal Future

As part of Voice Month here at FindBiometrics we hosted a webinar on the topic of voice biometrics in a multi-modal future. Readers who have been keeping up with the featured articles throughout February will already be familiar with voice biometric technology’s unique strengths and various applications, now it’s time to hear from the industry…

Internet of Things Poses Serious Threat to Privacy

Internet of Things Poses Serious Threat to Privacy

The Internet of Things poses a serious danger to privacy, writes Hamza Shaban in an article for The Verge. Reporting on the US Federal Trade Commission’s recent report, Shaban worries that the commission’s recommendations do not go far enough to protect consumers. Shaban’s main concern is not usual issue of potential government abuse of new…

Control4 to Bring Invixium Biometrics into Smart Home Offerings

Control4 to Bring Invixium Biometrics into Smart Home Offerings

Home automation company Control4 has partnered with Invixium Inc. to bring the latter’s biometric devices into its product lineup. Invixium’s Mycro, Touch, and Sense products will all be integrated into the Control4 online shop by April of this year. Speaking in a press release, Control4 emphasized the security benefits that this partnership will produce. The…

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