wearable technology

Biometric Tech Tests Concert Fun Levels, St. Vincent Delivers

Biometric Tech Tests Concert Fun Levels, St. Vincent Delivers

Live Nation, together with Cisco and TBD Labs, has found scientific, biometric proof that music shows are fun. The companies arranged a St. Vincent concert in which attendees would all wear electroencephalogram (or ‘EEG’) headbands and skin sensors. These would measure listeners’ response to the performance in terms of brainwaves, galvanic skin response, and sweat levels.…

Walmart Wins Blockchain-based Biometric Healthcare System Patent

Walmart Wins Blockchain-based Biometric Healthcare System Patent

A new patent detailing a blockchain-based, biometric healthcare system has been awarded to Walmart, of all companies. Entitled, “Obtaining a Medical Record Stored on a Blockchain from a Wearable Device”, the patent describes a system designed to let emergency first responders access the health records of an individual who is incapacitated. The patient’s health records…

Japanese Imaging Solutions Company Takes a Stake in Nymi

Japanese Imaging Solutions Company Takes a Stake in Nymi

“Nymi’s biometric wristband device, the Nymi Band, can continuously authenticate a wearer via cardiac biometrics, allowing workers in pharmaceuticals and other highly regulated industries to access work computers or sign off on clinical trials without interruption.” Nymi has announced a new strategic partner in Konica Minolta. Based in Japan, the company specializes in the manufacture…

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…

Face ID Could Come To Apple Watch Series 4

Face ID Could Come To Apple Watch Series 4

“Integrating a version of Face ID into the Apple Watch would allow the device to emulate features of the iPhone X, including revealing notifications and unlocking when the user looks at the device, and potentially even allowing for video calls.” Patent filings suggest Apple is exploring the idea of bringing its Face ID authentication system…

Chinese Police Use Face-Scanning Smartglasses to Surveil Crowds of Travelers

Chinese Police Use Face-Scanning Smartglasses to Surveil Crowds of Travelers

Police in China are now using face-scanning smartglasses to identify criminals in public. Designed by Beijing-based LLVision, the devices look like sunglasses, but feature a small camera at the top of one lens. Software scans faces captured in the video feed, and those are then compared to an offline database in a synced, smartphone-like mobile…

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…

Researchers Develop Continuous Authentication For Smart Glasses

Researchers Develop Continuous Authentication For Smart Glasses

Researchers at the College of William and Mary in Virginia have developed a continuous authentication system for smart glasses devices that combines behavioral and voice biometrics. As the IEEE reports, the system, called GlassGuard, analyzes six types of user interactions with their smart glasses devices, mostly revolving around how the swipe their fingers across an…

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…

Khushi Baby’s Medical Necklace Integrated With MorphoTablet

Khushi Baby’s Medical Necklace Integrated With MorphoTablet

“The nonprofit, Khushi Baby, offers pregnant women and young children an electronic necklace containing the wearer’s digital health record.” A US-based maternal and pediatric care nonprofit has teamed up with OT-Morpho subsidiary Syscom Corporation to integrate the latter’s biometric tablet into its flagship medical necklace solution. The nonprofit, Khushi Baby, offers pregnant women and young…

Token Brings Fingerprint Biometrics To Hi-Tech Ring

Token Brings Fingerprint Biometrics To Hi-Tech Ring

“The ring’s eponymous developer, a FIDO Alliance member, has partnered with some big names to ensure compatibility.” A new wearable device is aimed at enabling a kind of continuous biometric authentication paired with wireless technology allowing users to do things like make payments and unlock doors with a wave of the hand. It’s called Token,…

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

June is Consumer Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, during which we are placing a featured focus on the everyday biometry shaping lives, locking doors, and protecting accounts. To kick things off right we have compiled a primer to bring you up to speed on some of the major themes we will be examining in our coverage…

BRIEF: Wearable Technology Moves Beyond Fitness Tracking

BRIEF: Wearable Technology Moves Beyond Fitness Tracking

There has been a growing amount of buzz about wearable technology for years, with the incorporation of biometric technology having helped to establish a whole new category of consumer electronics in fitness tracking. But fitness tracking applications, as popular a niche as they are, signify only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to wearable applications…

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…

Could FinTech Applications Boost Wearable Tech Adoption?

Could FinTech Applications Boost Wearable Tech Adoption?

“The developments tie in well with a recent market forecast from Goode Intelligence, which predicted that while mobile devices will continue to lead the charge with respect to biometric authentication, wearable biometric authentication devices will pick up steam over the next few years and make up a growing proportion of the combined market…” There has been…

Australian Tech Research Company Unveils Gait Authentication Solution

Australian Tech Research Company Unveils Gait Authentication Solution

Australian tech research company CSIRO has announced that its Data61 group has developed a system that leverages a user’s walking gait for both authentication and energy conservation. Gait-based authentication isn’t currently a common means of biometric authentication, but it has seen at least one pioneer in FST Biometrics, whose IMID system combines it with facial…

NEC Announces Earbud-based Biometric Authentication Technology

NEC Announces Earbud-based Biometric Authentication Technology

“While NEC says ‘pulse rates and other biometric information’ could be tracked in later iterations of its technology, for now the primary aim is authentication, complemented by user positioning enabled by built-in gyroscopic, geomagnetic, and acceleration sensors.” NEC Corporation has announced a new earbud device that uses biometric technology to a different end than those…

Nymi Has Raised $15 Million USD in a Series B Funding Round

Nymi Has Raised $15 Million USD in a Series B Funding Round

Toronto-based Nymi has raised $15 million USD in a Series B funding round, the company has announced. Nymi has been seeking capital to back its ongoing efforts to develop and promote its Nymi Band, a wristband device designed to measure cardiac biometrics for the purpose of continuous authentication. The wearable device offers a number of applications,…

Nymi Highlights Enterprise, Industrial Applications of Biometric Wristband

Nymi Highlights Enterprise, Industrial Applications of Biometric Wristband

In a new blog post, Nymi is highlighting the business and industrial applications of its Nymi Band. The wristband device is designed to offer continuous authentication through cardiac biometrics, measuring the wearer’s pulse and using its unique rhythmic patterns for identification. Through a collaboration with Microsoft, Nymi has enabled such authentication for unlocking Windows 10…

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