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Mass Deployment of Biometric Payment Cards Approaches as Zwipe and Infineon Extend Partnership

Mass Deployment of Biometric Payment Cards Approaches as Zwipe and Infineon Extend Partnership

“We are proud to strengthen our long-standing partnership with a global technology leader such as Infineon. This collaboration further enhances our ability to commercialize our technology and IP through competitive solutions for mass-volume deployment.” – André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe With the clock ticking down to mass deployment of biometric payment cards, Zwipe and Infineon are…

Money20/20: New Mastercard Shopping System Combines AR, Wearables and Biometrics

Money20/20: New Mastercard Shopping System Combines AR, Wearables and Biometrics

Together with Qualcomm Technologies and Osterhout Design Group (ODG), Mastercard has developed an augmented reality shopping systems for its Masterpass and Identity Check systems. The solution lets shoppers look at virtual items and information in real-world environments, and purchase them with biometric verification. As demonstrated at this week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, the system operates…

New Tech Brings Live Facial Recognition to Police Body Cameras

New Tech Brings Live Facial Recognition to Police Body Cameras

Digital Barriers has launched what it calls the world’s first live facial recognition system for body cameras. It’s called SmartVis Identifier, and is based in part on Digital Barriers’ EdgeVis platform, which enables live facial recognition against watch lists via smartphone camera streams. SmartVis brings that concept to Digital Barriers’ body-worn cameras aimed at police…

Financial ID Briefing: Biometric Payment Cards and Wearable FinTech

Financial ID Briefing: Biometric Payment Cards and Wearable FinTech

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. Biometric Payment Cards Fight Social Benefits Fraud Biometric payment cards are the new hot market in fingerprint sensors and mobile biometrics technology, spurring intense competition between biometrics vendors aiming for high…

Mobile and Wearable Biometrics Markets To Exceed $6.2 Billion by 2022: Goode Intelligence

Mobile and Wearable Biometrics Markets To Exceed $6.2 Billion by 2022: Goode Intelligence

The mobile and wearable biometric authentication markets will reach a combined value exceeding $6.2 billion by the year 2022, according to a new report from Goode Intelligence. Entitled Mobile & Wearable Biometric Authentication Market Analysis and Forecasts 2017-2022 (third edition), the report also predicts that more than 3.3 billion users will be reaping the benefits of…

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…

Alexa Comes To Bluetooth Headsets Via VoiceGenie

Alexa Comes To Bluetooth Headsets Via VoiceGenie

Sensory has announced a new solution aimed at enabling hands-free interaction with Amazon’s Alexa on Bluetooth devices. Called VoiceGenie, the system could be used to bring voice-based interaction to headsets and other such devices. It’s the product of an effort that began last autumn, when Sensory announced that it was working with Alexa Voice Service…

TrulyHandsfree Featured On New Bluetooth Headset

TrulyHandsfree Featured On New Bluetooth Headset

“Enabled by Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree technology, the [voice command] feature lets users control the headset by voice command, allowing them to make calls or check the battery status without actually having to manipulate the headset itself.” A new headset is taking advantage of Sensory‘s TrulyHandsfree voice command technology to improve the user experience. Developed by VXi Corporation,…

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…

News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and Mobility

News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and Mobility

Last week at FindBiometrics we took a look at what to expect from the upcoming Samsung SDS America biometrics and mobility FinServe webinar while Fingerprint Cards made big headlines, national ID projects were in the news, and information started to surface about the upcoming Money20/20 conference. Here is a look back on the top stories…

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…

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…

Nanotech-Infused Biometric Patch Offers Medical, Marketing Applications

Nanotech-Infused Biometric Patch Offers Medical, Marketing Applications

Israeli researchers are touting the benefits of a new wearable biometric device that could have a range of applications in areas including medicine and marketing. Developed by a team at Tel Aviv University, the device is referred to as an ‘electronic tattoo’ by the researchers. It isn’t a tattoo, of course: It’s more of a…

Sensory Speech Command Tech Integrated Into Enterprise Smartglasses

Sensory Speech Command Tech Integrated Into Enterprise Smartglasses

Smartglasses developer Vuzix has teamed up with Sensory Inc. to bring its TrulyHandsfree voice recognition technology to its M300 wearable device. Compatible with Android and iOS, Vuzix’s M300 smartglasses are designed for enterprise applications. They feature an HD camera, Bluetooth, WiFi, head-tracking, and GPS functionality. Now, Sensory’s low-power voice command technology will provide a more…

Researchers Announce Skull-Sound Authentication

Researchers Announce Skull-Sound Authentication

A team of researchers has announced a novel means of user authentication for smartglasses and potentially other devices worn on the head. Called SkullConduct, the system was developed by Stefan Schneegass of the University of Stuttgart, Youssef Oualil of Saarland University, and Andreas Bulling of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. Via a wearable device, the system…

Alexa Speech Recognition Featured on CoWatch

Alexa Speech Recognition Featured on CoWatch

Amazon is moving into smartwatches with a new device integrating its Alexa voice-controlled AI assistant. The device is called the CoWatch, and was developed by Danny Dong, CEO of iMCO. It features a high-resolution touchscreen and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and it also runs on the Cronologics OS, an operating system designed by Google and…

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: The Primer

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: The Primer

April is Physical Access & Enterprise Month at FindBiometrics, throughout which we will be placing a featured focus on physical access control and enterprise-facing biometric solutions and applications. To kick things off on the right foot, as usual, here is a primer to get you up to speed on all the most recent news, research,…

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Rob Douglas, CEO, BioConnect

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Rob Douglas, CEO, BioConnect

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently conducted a video interview with Rob Douglas CEO of BioConnect (formerly Entertech Systems) at the company’s headquarters in Toronto’s Liberty Village. The company recently rebranded and reasserted its mission, embarking on what the company calls “a quest for rightful identity.” The conversation between O’Neill and Douglas expands on the concept of…

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