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UK Gov’t Convenes Researchers for Facial Recognition Project

UK Gov’t Convenes Researchers for Facial Recognition Project

The British government is convening a team of researchers from across the country to work on a project seeking to advance facial recognition technology. It’s a £6 million, five-year endeavor, with the Home Office having invited a range of researchers, including psychologists from the University of Stirling. Speaking to the BBC, the leader of that team,…

Report: More mPayments for the Holidays

Report: More mPayments for the Holidays

This holiday season will see significantly more mPayment purchases, according to a new report from INSIDE Secure Research. The digital security solutions firm has conducted a survey of 1,217 American consumers, and found that of those respondents who had not made mobile purchases last year, 17 percent said they were planning to do so for their…

Iris Recognition Market Rises as Costs Fall: Report

Iris Recognition Market Rises as Costs Fall: Report

The iris biometrics market is in for some steady growth over the next few years as it continues to overcome obstacles related to cost. Such is the outlook presented by Frost & Sullivan in a new report entitled “5-year Opportunity Analysis of the Global Iris Recognition Market”. The growth consultancy says that last year the…

Researchers’ Sensor Detects ‘Internal Fingerprints’ of Subjects

Researchers’ Sensor Detects ‘Internal Fingerprints’ of Subjects

Researchers at The Langevin Institute in Paris are working on an advanced fingerprint imaging system that can determine the “internal fingerprint” upon which a user’s surface print is based. In a paper published in the Biomedical Optics Express journal, they assert that their system is faster and more accurate than standard fingerprint sensors, which only…

Healthcare Biometrics Market to Grow at 25 Percent CAGR: Report

Healthcare Biometrics Market to Grow at 25 Percent CAGR: Report

The healthcare biometrics market is undergoing booming growth, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research (TMR). Entitled “Healthcare Biometrics Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019”, the report forecasts an annual growth rate of 25.9 percent CAGR for its forecast period. TMR estimates that the market was…

New Research Paves Way for Microbial Authentication

New Research Paves Way for Microbial Authentication

Everyone emits a cloud of microbes unique enough to act as a kind of personal fingerprint, according to new research from the University of Oregon’s Biology and the Built Environment Center. The researchers have just published their findings in the PeerJ academic journal. Led by postdoctoral researcher James F. Meadow, the team conducted an experiment…

MorphoTrak Opens West Virginia Facility

MorphoTrak Opens West Virginia Facility

MorphoTrak (Safran) has opened its first facility in West Virginia, the company has announced. The new location will house a Program Management and Engineering office, and will also serve as a recruitment center for local professionals. There are a number of good reasons for MorphoTrak to open such an office. For one thing, West Virginia is…

Healthcare Biometrics Presents Major Market Opportunity

Healthcare Biometrics Presents Major Market Opportunity

A new report from market intelligence firm Tractica, “Biometrics in the Healthcare Industry”, forecasts that by 2024 global healthcare biometrics revenue will hit $3.5 billion. The company currently pegs the market at $250 million. Adoption is expected to be driven by remote and home care solutions, patient ID, dispensing technology and of course authentication for…

FBI-DoD Research Center Aims to Advance Biometric Tech

FBI-DoD Research Center Aims to Advance Biometric Tech

The FBI has opened a new research center dedicated to biometric technology, and has high expectations for how it will help to advance the field. The Biometric Technology Center, or BTC, is on the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) campus in West Virginia. The development is part of an ongoing partnership between the FBI’s Biometric…

FBI Opens Research Center Amid Biometrics Boom

FBI Opens Research Center Amid Biometrics Boom

The FBI is opening a new biometrics research center as the technology continues to take off among both government and the private sector. Outlining the development in a new report, market research firm TechNavio explains that the FBI Clarksburg campus’ new Biometrics Technology Center will “serve to cement biometrics as an integral part of our modern…

New App Gives Patients a Voice in Pain Management

New App Gives Patients a Voice in Pain Management

Australian researchers are working on an app that can use facial biometrics to detect pain in hospital patients. Called the Electronic Pain Assessment Tool, or ePAT, the app was developed at Curtin University in Australia. Pain is notoriously difficult to evaluate, given its subjectivity. This app is meant as a corrective for two particularly vulnerable…

BBVA Economists See Imminent Death of Password

BBVA Economists See Imminent Death of Password

Biometric technology could soon effectively replace PINs and passwords in the financial services sector, according to a new report from economists with the BBVA Compass financial services group. The researchers based their conclusions on analysis of the US economy as well as the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. The BBVA Compass researchers note the fast rise…

Strong Growth Predicted for Saudi Arabia Biometrics Market

Strong Growth Predicted for Saudi Arabia Biometrics Market

A new report calls Saudi Arabia “one of the fastest growing markets in the Middle East,” according to a synopsis. Produced by TechSci research, the “Saudi Arabia Biometric Systems Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020” report predicts a CAGR of 22 percent over its forecast period. According to the report, the high rate of market growth…

EAB Organizes 2nd Biometrics Research Conference

EAB Organizes 2nd Biometrics Research Conference

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) is organizing the region’s biggest conference on identity management and biometrics research. The EAB Research Projects Conference 2015 is funded by the European Commission and will be hosted at the Fraunhofer IGD premises in Darmstadt, Germany. It’s the second such conference, aiming to present the results of various research…

2014 a “Watershed Year” for Mobile Fingerprint Sensors

2014 a “Watershed Year” for Mobile Fingerprint Sensors

Going forward, the report suggests that more than half of all smartphones will have fingerprint sensor technology by the year 2019, when it will be a multi-billion dollar market. Market research store Research and Markets is now offering a new report on the Fingerprint Sensors Market in Smart Mobile Devices. Surprising no one, the report…

News Roundup: Accomplishment and Innovation

News Roundup: Accomplishment and Innovation

This past week at FindBiometrics the news was filled with accomplishments and endorsements. Expansions and contracts also made headlines, rounding out a week that saw an number of research reports and Q1 fiscal updates. Here is a look at the top identity management stories from the week that was. Mobility and Authentication The two most popular…

Market Research Firm Announces Biometrics Advisory Service

Market Research Firm Announces Biometrics Advisory Service

Market research firm Tractica has launched a new advisory service specializing the biometrics market. The aptly-named Biometrics Advisory Service will provide clients with current analysis of the industrial landscape so that they can plan strategy accordingly. In announcing the launch of the service, Tractica principal analyst Bob Lockhart explained that the biometrics market “is experiencing…

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…

Fingerprints Will Continue to be Government Favorite

Fingerprints Will Continue to be Government Favorite

Market research firm Research and Markets has released a new report on the government-driven global biometrics market. Entitled “The Global Government Biometric Systems Market 2015-2025“, the report maintains the firm’s prediction that the overall global market will expand at a rate of 8.7 percent (CAGR) over the next ten years, with government expenditure remaining an important market…

Interview: Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

Interview: Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

Interview with Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, NEXT Biometrics Recently, NEXT Biometrics initiated a study from the University Carlos III of Madrid examining the correlation between fingerprint sensor size and accuracy. The results showed a positive correlation between the two factors: a larger sensor increases the quality of fingerprint identification. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill had a chance…

Artificial Micro Fingerprints Impossible To Duplicate

Artificial Micro Fingerprints Impossible To Duplicate

A team of South Korean researchers has developed a means of making artificial micro fingerprints that they claim are impossible to duplicate, according to a BusinessKorea article by Jung Suk-yee. It’s the product of a joint research team between individuals from Seoul National University and Kyunghee University. The idea is essentially to have these micro fingerprints…

Less Than Half of Insurance Firms Surveyed Use Biometric Security

Less Than Half of Insurance Firms Surveyed Use Biometric Security

Insurance providers haven’t fully embraced biometric security, but they probably will, according to an article from Canadian Underwriter. The insurance and risk magazine reports on a survey of 43 insurance providers that found less than half used biometric security. That isn’t because they don’t need it. Over a third of respondents reported having been subject…

Research Shows Young People Prefer Biometrics To Passwords

Research Shows Young People Prefer Biometrics To Passwords

Tweet: Have you seen the #NewFindBiometrics ? The site that you depend on for all your #biometric news has a fresh new look! Check it out now http://ctt.ec/vKauZ+ #Biometrics In that timeworn tradition of youthful rebellion, young people today are keen to reject the archaic password-based security systems of their parents in favor of biometric…

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