vital biometrics

Olea to Showcase Biometric Wearables at Sensors Expo

Olea to Showcase Biometric Wearables at Sensors Expo

The 2018 Sensors Expo and Conference is about a month away, and Olea Sensor Networks is gearing up with plans to demo its latest biometric sensor offerings. One of them is OSN Quadcorder, a wearable device announced toward the end of last year that is capable of monitoring cardiac and respiration signals without physical contact…

Researcher Makes Case for Sweat-Based Authentication

Researcher Makes Case for Sweat-Based Authentication

A University of Albany assistant professor is making the case for a new approach to user authentication on consumer devices based on sweat. In a newly published paper, Jan Halámek argues that skin secretions offer individual amino acid profiles that are unique enough for identification purposes. Paired with additional data such as patterns in sweat levels…

Nymi Solution Offers Big Benefits to Pharmaceutical Industry

Nymi Solution Offers Big Benefits to Pharmaceutical Industry

Fresh off of its showing at the Pharma MES & Process Minds conference in Berlin, Nymi is excited about its eponymous platform’s potential in the pharmaceutical and life science industries. As the company points out in a new blog post, the pharmaceutical industry is moving toward “Industry 4.0”, a phase of intense digitization. And in…

New Biometric Patches From Qualcomm Undergoing Clinical Testing

New Biometric Patches From Qualcomm Undergoing Clinical Testing

Qualcomm Life has announced new biometric patches aimed at the healthcare industry, and has secured a partner to deliver the technology to that market. The patches were developed through Qualcomm Life’s 2net Design program, which is aimed at streamlining the development of FDA and HIPAA compliant connected technologies. In a statement, the Qualcomm subsidiary said…

World Chess Championship Organizers Seek To Introduce Biometric Entertainment

World Chess Championship Organizers Seek To Introduce Biometric Entertainment

Organizers of the World Chess Championship are seeking to introduce biometric heart data to match broadcasts, but security remains a critical issue. As The Telegraph reports, the aim is to make chess matches more dramatic for viewers, with biometric devices tracking heart biometrics, and the data helping to illustrate for viewers how stressed players are…

Cardiac Biometrics Specialist Gets £3.5 million in Funding

Cardiac Biometrics Specialist Gets £3.5 million in Funding

“B-Secur’s authentication technology is based on ECG measurements, allowing for user identification based on heartbeat biometrics.” Ireland-based cardiac biometrics specialist B-Secur has raised £3.5 million in funding from a syndicate of investors including Kernel Capital and Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV), the company has announced. The support puts some big backing behind B-Secur. Kernel Capital’s Bank of…

Goodix Shows Off Biometrics at Computex B2B ICT Trade Show

Goodix Shows Off Biometrics at Computex B2B ICT Trade Show

Goodix was in attendance at this week’s COMPUTEX B2B ICT trade show, and took the opportunity to show off new technologies in the areas of smart cars and wearables. With respect to the latter, the company has a new cardiac biometrics solution designed for earbud devices. The system can track the user’s heart rate and…

Vi, The AI Coach That Lives in Biometric Earbuds

Vi, The AI Coach That Lives in Biometric Earbuds

Biometric wearables tech developer LifeBEAM has announced an AI personal trainer. Called “Vi”, the system has been embedded in new biometric earphones from Harman Kardon. The earphones are designed to pick up biometrics related to heart rate and posture, in addition to other data pertaining to things like elevation and speed. Vi is designed to…

Wearable Biometrics To Aid In Understanding Conversations

Wearable Biometrics To Aid In Understanding Conversations

MIT researchers are working on a wearable AI system that could help to guide people with autism spectrum disorder (formerly known as Asperger’s disorder) and social anxiety through everyday conversations, reports MIT News. The aim is to develop a system that could advise users of the emotional tone of a given conversation, all from the…

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

February is Healthcare Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, wherein we are placing a featured focus on the role of identity management and strong authentication in hospitals, clinics, home care, and the connected health space. Healthcare has long been an ideal market for biometrics, given its need for technology solutions that prioritize both time-saving convenience and high…

BioLock Brings ECG Authentication to Vehicles

Tech solutions provider SoftServe has announced a new system designed to use biometrics to authenticate and monitor the health of a vehicle’s driver. It’s called BioLock, and it operates through an electrocardiogram sensor embedded in the steering wheel. The ECG sensor tracks electrical signals from the user’s heart activity and transmits them to connected mobile…

Nymi Band Available In Early Access Program

Nymi Band Available In Early Access Program

Nymi has discontinued its Nymi Band Developer Kit and replaced it with the Early Access Program (EAP) for its device’s commercial release. The company’s wristband wearable device is designed to measure a user’s cardiac biometrics for authentication, since those pulse patterns can offer a profile unique to each user. The company has advertised the product’s…

Future Apple Watch Might Identify Users Via Cardiac Biometrics

Future Apple Watch Might Identify Users Via Cardiac Biometrics

Apple may be working on more sophisticated biometric capabilities for the next version of its Apple Watch. As MacRumors reports, a recent patent application describes how a wristband device could use a pulse oximeter to delineate the wearer’s cardiac signature. Essentially, it would shine light into the user’s wrist to determine the presence of blood…

How Do Biometrics Factor Into The iPhone 7?

How Do Biometrics Factor Into The iPhone 7?

Today marked Apple’s annual September launch event, and the Cupertino company used the highly anticipated platform to launched three major products. A new iPhone, a new Apple Watch, and wireless earbuds all made appearances as Apple went out of its way to showcase its partnerships with Nintendo and Nike. New Phone, New Watch, New ‘Phones…

Cardiac Biometrics Startup Nominated for FinTech Innovation Award

Cardiac Biometrics Startup Nominated for FinTech Innovation Award

Irish biometrics startup B-Secur has been nominated in the category of Best Innovation in Financial Services at this year’s Dot IE Net Visionary Awards, organized by the Irish Internet Association. The company specializes in cardiac biometrics for authentication applications and has secured strong financial backing from investors excited about its technology. In a profile from early…

Nymi Illustrates Rise of Biometrics, Wearables in the Enterprise

Nymi Illustrates Rise of Biometrics, Wearables in the Enterprise

Nymi is making the case for biometric security with a new infographic. Posted on the company’s blog and drawing on a range of resources, the document lays out the security risks that today’s companies are facing, and sophisticated new solutions. Nymi asserts that last year saw 781 enterprise data breaches, with the average cost to…

Microsoft Enables Wearables Authentication for Windows 10

Microsoft Enables Wearables Authentication for Windows 10

Microsoft developers are working to integrate wearables into Windows 10’s Windows Hello security system, with the aim of letting users perform actions such as unlocking their PCs via the Microsoft Band and other such devices. The news comes by way of Computex, where Microsoft representatives explained how updates to the company’s Companion Device Framework will…

NXP Tech Enables Access Control, mPayment Functionality for Nymi Band

NXP Tech Enables Access Control, mPayment Functionality for Nymi Band

Nymi has teamed up with NXP Semiconductors to show off the possibilities of its biometric wristband at this year’s RSA Conference. NXP is providing NFC and Secure Element components for the Nymi Band to allow for not only access control but mPayment functionality; moreover, access control applications range from physical access control like unlocking doors to…

Accenture to Advise Gov’t on Patient-Generated Health Data

Accenture to Advise Gov’t on Patient-Generated Health Data

The US Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has awarded Accenture a two-year consulting contract. The agreement will see Accenture produce a set of best practices regarding the use of patient-generated health data (PGHD) in healthcare. That data could include treatment history, symptoms, lifestyle, and biometric data – information that Accenture has…

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