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Researchers Say Gait Recognition System Offers 99.3% Accuracy

Researchers Say Gait Recognition System Offers 99.3% Accuracy

Researchers at the University of Manchester are proposing the use of gait recognition in airport screening. As detailed in a recent report in the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) journal, the researchers, led by The University of Manchester’s Dr. Omar Costilla Reyes, developed a system that can operate through floor sensors,…

UK University, Hong Kong Firm Announces Blockchain Research Center

UK University, Hong Kong Firm Announces Blockchain Research Center

“While blockchain is often associated with cryptocurrency systems today, numerous organizations have started exploring its applications in areas such as civil identity, with the concept of a shared, immutable ledger offering considerable potential for citizen database programs…” A UK university has teamed up with a Hong Kong-based tech firm to explore the benefits of blockchain…

Google Study Suggests Multi-Ethnic Training for Computer Vision

Google Study Suggests Multi-Ethnic Training for Computer Vision

Training computer vision systems to recognize the facial biometrics of a range of ethnicities can help to improve their accuracy, suggests a new Google study. Google’s researchers focused their efforts on algorithms designed to detect smiles in images of faces, training them on four race subgroups – Asian, black, Hispanic, and white. The algorithms set…

Upward Trend Continues for Automated Border Control Kiosks: Acuity

Upward Trend Continues for Automated Border Control Kiosks: Acuity

The market for automated border control kiosks will see a CAGR of over 20 percent over the next three years, according to a new report from Acuity Market Intelligence. It will be a continuation of a growth trend already well underway, with Acuity asserting that the number of automated border control kiosks increased by over…

Will Biometrics Live In The Cloud in 2022?

Will Biometrics Live In The Cloud in 2022?

“Acuity’s forecast calls for the cloud to make it rain, with the mobile biometrics market driven to $50.6 billion annually by the projected 2022.” Acuity Market Intelligence wants you to imagine life in 2022. A world where we’ve seen the number of active biometrically-enabled mobile devices increasing to 5.5 billion globally, thus creating a platform…

Acuity Predicts Over a Trillion Cloud-Based Transactions Per Annum by 2022

Acuity Predicts Over a Trillion Cloud-Based Transactions Per Annum by 2022

“The big payoff comes from Cloud, or server-side biometrics, that simplify authentication and reduce friction while linking an individual to a device and platform independent Unique Verifiable Identity (UVI).” – Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence There will be a trillion cloud-based biometric transactions per year by 2022, according to a new report from Acuity Market…

‘Powered Payment Cards’ Are About To Boom

‘Powered Payment Cards’ Are About To Boom

The market for ‘powered payment cards’ is on the cusp of a boom, according to a new report from ABI Research. It’s the firm’s term for new payment card solutions like biometric payment cards and cards featuring dynamic code verification (DCV). According to ABI Research, 260,000 of these kinds of payment cards are expected to…

Over a Billion Smartphones Featuring Fingerprint Sensors Will Ship in 2018: Report

Over a Billion Smartphones Featuring Fingerprint Sensors Will Ship in 2018: Report

Over a billion smartphones featuring fingerprint sensors will ship in 2018, with the devices comprising three quarters of all smartphones on the market, according to a new market forecast from Counterpoint. In a statement announcing the prediction and other market research, the firm attributed the growth to “a rapid rise” in mobile payments and banking,…

MSU Biometrics Expert Designs Fake Finger for Sensor Spoofing

MSU Biometrics Expert Designs Fake Finger for Sensor Spoofing

Renowned biometrics expert Dr. Anil Jain is once again seeking to test the boundaries of biometric fingerprint recognition with a new experimental device. In collaboration with doctoral student Joshua Engelsma, the Michigan State University professor has developed a fake finger design to spoof fingerprint readers. As Jain explained to MSU Today, the device “mimics a…

Mobile Biometrics Market To Hit  $50.6 Billion in 2022: Acuity

Mobile Biometrics Market To Hit $50.6 Billion in 2022: Acuity

“Acuity predicts that by the end of this year, over 1.9 billion biometric mobile devices will be in use, and that this will grow to 5.5 billion devices by 2022, when 98 percent of all smartphones will have biometric capabilities.” The mobile biometrics market will see dramatic growth over the next several years, rising from…

Government Applications Month: The Primer

Government Applications Month: The Primer

September is Government Applications Month at FindBiometrics, during which we are placing a featured focus on the identity management and strong authentication technologies that keep modern society secure, convenient, and safe. From military ID and physical access control, to border security, law enforcement and next-gen voting, biometric technology has become a key component of the…

Public Sector IT Professionals Embracing Biometric Tech for Data Protection: Report

Public Sector IT Professionals Embracing Biometric Tech for Data Protection: Report

Public service IT professionals are embracing biometric and analytics technologies in anticipation of significant benefits in data and privacy protection, suggests a new report from Accenture. Based on a survey of 774 such individuals across nine countries in North America, Europe, and the APAC region, the report is entitled “Emerging Technologies in Public Service“. Sixty-nine…

Financial ID Briefing: The Terrible Fear of Banking Fraud

Financial ID Briefing: The Terrible Fear of Banking Fraud

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Bank Fraud Versus Terrorism When It comes to collective nightmares shared by the American people, a new survey from FICO suggests that banking fraud and identity theft rank higher on the…

Disney Has Been Testing Facial Biometrics Tracking On Audiences

Disney Has Been Testing Facial Biometrics Tracking On Audiences

Disney has been testing out biometric technology designed to monitor and predict audience reactions to movies and other media. The experimentation was carried out by Disney Research, and involved the use of factorized variational autoencoders, or FVAEs – AI algorithms that can detect patterns in visual inputs, such as audience members’ smiles and laughter. The…

Americans Open To Biometrics Payment Verification: Report

Americans Open To Biometrics Payment Verification: Report

Americans anticipate an increasingly digital future of payments, and sizeable proportions of the population are open to the idea of biometric payment verification, suggest the findings of a new survey by B2B invoicing specialist Viewpost. The survey found that 51 percent of respondents already reported being paid for work electronically, with 83 percent anticipating that…

Consumers Want Biometric Authentication for Online Banking, Shopping: Survey

Consumers Want Biometric Authentication for Online Banking, Shopping: Survey

Consumers are concerned about security in their online banking and shopping, and see biometric authentication as a means to address that issue, suggest new findings from a survey by MYPINPAD. In a statement announcing its Consumer Trust and Mobile Payments Growth survey, the company says that 67 percent of respondents expressed concern about online security,…

Millennials Suffer From Password Overload

Millennials Suffer From Password Overload

‘Password overload’ is leading to some lax security habits, but there’s a growing appetite for better security solutions, according to new findings from Digital Guardian’s Data Insider blog. According to the company’s recent survey of a thousand randomly selected Google users over the age of 18, 61 percent said they use the same password across…

Report: 90 Percent of Consumers Believe Biometric Security is More Effective Than Passwords

Report: 90 Percent of Consumers Believe Biometric Security is More Effective Than Passwords

Mastercard and researchers from the University of Oxford’s Department of Computer Science have teamed up to help financial services executives deliver biometric security to their customers. The effort is based on research pointing to an important obstacle: While consumers appear ready to embrace biometric security, bank executives are somewhat at a loss as to how…

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