user interface

INTERVIEW: Will Summerlin, Founder and CEO, Pinn

INTERVIEW: Will Summerlin, Founder and CEO, Pinn

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Will Summerlin, Founder and CEO, Pinn. The interview begins with an overview of the company’s background, as well as the authentication challenges it was founded to address, and Summerlin provides some insight into the company’s security offerings. The conversation shifts to talk of the rise in behavioral biometrics, their…

FaceSense Turns Facial Recognition into VR User Interface

FaceSense Turns Facial Recognition into VR User Interface

An experimental technology lab within Samsung has come up with a new virtual reality system, called FaceSense, that relies on facial biometrics for user interaction. The system assesses changes in expression and gaze, as well as basic voice commands – “home”, “back”, “cancel”, and “select” – to intuit how users navigate VR worlds. It was…

Australian Taxation Office Website Finding Satisfaction With Voice-Based AI

Australian Taxation Office Website Finding Satisfaction With Voice-Based AI

“Nuance says it has had over 950,000 conversations since it was deployed in March, and that initial results indicate it has achieved “first contact resolution rates of 80 per cent”, according to a statement from the company.” Nuance’s AI assistant system has been adapted for another self-service system. This time, it’s been deployed for the…

Is Swipe-Scan Notification Access Coming To Nexus Phones?

Is Swipe-Scan Notification Access Coming To Nexus Phones?

Google might bring one of the neat new features of its Pixel smartphones to some older devices, according to new reports. The Pixel lets users swipe as they scan their fingerprints in order to get quick access to notifications, a feature that Samsung may be seeking to emulate for its own forthcoming devices. But with…

Synaptics Now Sampling Under-Glass Sensor

Synaptics Now Sampling Under-Glass Sensor

Synaptics has announced that its Natural ID FS4500 fingerprint sensor has gone into sampling. The six-by-six millimeter sensor is notable for its under-glass applications, with the capability to function beneath a layer as thick as 300um. In a statement announcing the product’s sampling, Synaptics asserted that “glass buttons are increasingly being adopted on smartphones,” and emphasized…

Speech-Based Input Faster and More Accurate Than Texting: Study

Speech-Based Input Faster and More Accurate Than Texting: Study

A new study from a team of researchers from Stanford, the University of Washington, and Baidu suggests that the transition to speech-based interaction with consumer devices could offer some considerable benefits to users. The study compared text-based entry to dictation in both English and Mandarin Chinese, with the text entered via the Apple iOS’s touchscreen…

Next iPhone Could Feature Capacitive, Pressure-Sensitive Home Button

Next iPhone Could Feature Capacitive, Pressure-Sensitive Home Button

Apple’s next iPhone could ditch the traditional home button for a capacitive sensor capable of detecting the amount of pressure with which it’s pressed, according to AppleInsider. Citing industry rumors, particularly those coming from financial services firm Cowen and Company, the report suggests that the iPhone 7, which is widely expected to be launched this…

Nuance to Give Voice Command Tools to TV Developers

Nuance to Give Voice Command Tools to TV Developers

Nuance Communications has announced that its Nuance Mix NLU developer platform will offer support for its Dragon TV solution this summer. The move will allow developers with TV OEMs and cable companies to use Nuance Mix tools to create custom Dragon TV interfaces, with the end result being smart TV systems based on voice interaction.…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: Biometrics Versus Keyboards

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: Biometrics Versus Keyboards

A Transitional Experience Mobility is a promise of convenience and efficiency. Take your digital life wherever you go, always be connected to the people, networks and applications that matter to you most. Now, thanks to popular mobile commerce technologies your phone is even more important and useful than your credit card stuffed wallet, and will…

Google Docs Introduces Dictation

Google Docs Introduces Dictation

The latest version of Google Docs introduces dictation, or “Voice typing”, as its makers call it in a blog post announcing the feature. It’s pretty much what it sounds like. Users who turn on the feature will be able to dictate the content of their documents, with Google’s speech recognition deciphering their language and producing…

Eye-Tracking Solution Has VR, AR Applications

Eye-Tracking Solution Has VR, AR Applications

A new eye biometrics solution is seeking to shape the way users will interact with head mounted display (HMD) devices. Developed by Eyefluence, the iUi system tracks users’ eye movements to enable user interaction. The company has been testing the system with a small group of users, and is reporting very positive feedback, asserting in…

Natural ID Biometrics Among Synaptics’ CES 2016 Lineup

Natural ID Biometrics Among Synaptics’ CES 2016 Lineup

Synaptics is going to show off a number of its innovations at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show, the company has announced. For one thing, the user interface developer will show off its ClearForce technology, which can detect the pressure with which users’ press on a touchscreen, similar to Apple’s 3D Touch system. And it’s going…

Goodix Aims High in 2016

Goodix Aims High in 2016

The CEO of a China-based user interface solutions company has high expectations for the future. Speaking to EE Times China, Goodix’s David Zhang outlined some of the company’s plans for the coming months and years, and it appears to be aiming high. Looking to the long term, Zhang sees a bright future for Goodix’s under-glass fingerprint sensors,…

Finger Biometric Sensing Pixels: The Next Apple Innovation?

Finger Biometric Sensing Pixels: The Next Apple Innovation?

Apple has filed a patent application that more or less confirms the rumors that have been swirling about its development of a touchscreen fingerprint scanner. The patent is for a system that acquires fingerprint data from “finger biometric sensing pixels” embedded within a screen. It’s a bit abstract but the most obvious application of the…

Biometrics Make Buzz at Game Developers Conference

Biometrics Make Buzz at Game Developers Conference

Biometric user interface specialist Synaptics was displaying its Natural ID technology at this year’s Game Developers Conference, and has gotten some positive attention. In an article for Forbes, Marco Chiappetta praises the technology and expresses optimism about its potential applications in gaming. The company’s idea is to have its Natural ID fingerprint sensor integrated directly into PC…