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This Week’s Top Stories: Mobile Biometrics, Startup Funding, Wearables, and More

This Week’s Top Stories: Mobile Biometrics, Startup Funding, Wearables, and More

The biometrics industry spans across a number of technologies, sectors, and verticals, and this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top articles once again runs the gamut. If there is one dominant theme in this week’s roster, it may be mobile biometrics, which feature heavily in two of FindBiometrics’ most-read articles. One was our latest in-depth feature…

Huami Pushes Heart Rate Monitoring in New Amazfit GTS Smartwatch

Huami Pushes Heart Rate Monitoring in New Amazfit GTS Smartwatch

Huami has expanded its Amazfit line of smartwatches with the release of the Amazfit GTS. The new watch comes with a 1.65″ curved glass screen with a 341 PPI AMOLED display and a battery that can last for up to 14 days. It also offers the expected array of smartwatch applications, including calendar alerts and…

New Osram Tech Could Bring Facial Recognition to Smartwatches

New Osram Tech Could Bring Facial Recognition to Smartwatches

“Biometric identification will become an increasingly important part of our lives in the future.” – Arne Fleißner, Product Manager, Osram Opto Semiconductors Munich-based Osram Opto Semiconductors is looking to facilitate facial recognition on smartwatches with a new pair of infrared LED solutions. The LEDs, dubbed SFH 4170S and SFH 4180S, can each be used in…

Rockwell Automation Teams With Nymi For Wearable Biometric Authentication

Rockwell Automation Teams With Nymi For Wearable Biometric Authentication

Nymi is teaming up with Rockwell Automation to bring secure biometric authentication to the latter’s ThinManager platform. Rockwell will specifically be incorporating the Nymi band, a wearable device that is able to verify the identities of users based on unique cardiac biometrics. ThinManager, meanwhile, is a Remote Desktop Server software management suite designed for modern…

What to Expect for the Next Apple Watch

What to Expect for the Next Apple Watch

There is growing evidence that Apple will launch new versions of its Apple Watch smartwatches alongside its new iPhones this year. One of the most solid pieces of evidence comes from filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission, or EEC – a necessary step before launching new products in the Eurasian region that has previously foreshadowed…

Nymi Partners with Systec & Solutions for Biometric Cleanroom Access Control

Nymi Partners with Systec & Solutions for Biometric Cleanroom Access Control

“The Systec readers will be able to verify the identities of employees using the biometric information stored in the Band, so employees will be able to gain access to corporate cleanrooms without touching a keypad and dirtying their hands…” Nymi has partnered with Systec & Solutions to make its biometric authentication technology more appealing to…

iFalcon Face Control Mobile Makes Biometric Facial Recognition Wearable

iFalcon Face Control Mobile Makes Biometric Facial Recognition Wearable

Vuzix has partnered with the Dubai-based software developer NNTC to create a wearable facial recognition platform designed for security purposes. The solution is called iFalcon Face Control Mobile, and it combines the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses with NNTC’s autonomous AI facial recognition system. With the new solution, security guards (and anyone else carrying out perimeter…

Patent Describes Advanced Biometric Authentication for Apple Watch

Patent Describes Advanced Biometric Authentication for Apple Watch

Apple has filed a patent for a new form of biometric authentication that could be deployed in a future version of the Apple Watch. Originally filed in Q3 2018, the new invention is a light field camera capable of sub-epidermal imaging. The camera would be placed on the underside of the Apple Watch, where it…

B-Secur Receives £4M Investment to Expand its HeartKey Operations

B-Secur Receives £4M Investment to Expand its HeartKey Operations

B-Secur has received £4M in additional funding from a group of UK and Irish investors that includes Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) and Kernel Capital, both of which supported B-Secur’s previous funding round in 2017. The cardiac biometric company hopes to use the money to expand its business and secure new partnerships to capitalize on the success of…

Goodix Will Prioritize IoT Innovations at MWC19

Goodix Will Prioritize IoT Innovations at MWC19

Goodix will be bringing a raft of new technologies to next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with a particular focus on wearable technology and the ever-expanding Internet of Things. The lineup includes an all-inclusive hardware and software security platform, as well as two new sensors intended for wearable devices. According to Goodix, the new…

New FPC Biometric Software Platform Aimed at Cards and Wearables

New FPC Biometric Software Platform Aimed at Cards and Wearables

Fingerprint Cards has announced a new biometric software platform aimed specifically at payment card, wearable, and dongle applications. Dubbed “FPC-BEP”, the solution is an adaptation of Fingerprints’ mobile algorithm, and has shown solid results in in-house testing, with the company asserting that it has demonstrated a False Rejection Rate under two percent and a False…

B-Secur to Showcase Cardiac Biometric Authentication at ‘Digital Experience!’ Event

B-Secur to Showcase Cardiac Biometric Authentication at ‘Digital Experience!’ Event

“[HeartKey] is designed to confirm a user’s identity based on cardiac biometrics.” With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) about to get underway, B-Secur is seeking to get out front with a showcase of its cardiac biometrics technologies at a pre-show event. Organized by promoter Pepcom, the annual ‘Digital Experience!’ event is scheduled for…

Motiv Ring Gets Behavioral Biometrics-based Security Upgrade

Motiv Ring Gets Behavioral Biometrics-based Security Upgrade

“…Motiv says that it will soon enable FIDO2-compliant authentication, allowing users to take advantage of the same functionality to sign into online accounts through popular web browsers.” A major software upgrade has made a fitness-tracking wearable into a sophisticated authentication device. Called the Motiv Ring, it is, as you might expect, a finger ring, albeit…

Apple Watch’s New ECG Feature Opens Up New Authentication Potential

Apple Watch’s New ECG Feature Opens Up New Authentication Potential

“…it’s worth noting that this technology could also potentially be used for biometric authentication, with other biometrics specialists such as Nymi having demonstrated that the unique patterns in an individual’s heart rhythm can be used for identification.” Along with its unveiling of this year’s new iPhones, Apple also showed off an upgraded Apple Watch this week.…

Former Ping An Executive Becomes Senior Advisor to autonomous_ID

Former Ping An Executive Becomes Senior Advisor to autonomous_ID

“I think that autonomous_ID has a technology platform that is perfectly timed and will truly transform how ‘the me’ interacts with connected things.” -Daniel Tu, Executive Advisor to the Chairman, autonimous_ID Biometric wellness and identification specialist autonomous_ID has a new expert on hand to advise senior management: Daniel Tu, the former group chief innovation officer of…

Beyond The MacBook: 3 Places Consumers Still Need Biometrics

Beyond The MacBook: 3 Places Consumers Still Need Biometrics

Last week Apple finally brought Touch ID biometrics to its MacBook Pro, making good on longstanding rumors that the fingerprint scanning functionality was coming to the laptop in order to take advantage of Apple Pay on the web. The MacBook Pro isn’t the first laptop to feature an embedded fingerprint sensor – Lenovo has had…

There’s Major Opportunity For Biometric Wearables in Law Enforcement

There’s Major Opportunity For Biometric Wearables in Law Enforcement

Biometrics industry professionals are seeing major opportunities for wearables in law enforcement, according to new survey data from Unisys. The company polled 54 individuals at this year’s Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference, and found considerable enthusiasm for applications of biometric wearable technology in law enforcement and security, with 63 percent agreeing that this “is the…

Voice Interaction Technologies to See CAGR of 80 Percent: ABI Research

Voice Interaction Technologies to See CAGR of 80 Percent: ABI Research

Voice-based interaction is on the rise, with a new report from ABI Research predicting that by 2021, the number of users interacting with such systems will reach over a billion. That will reflect a CAGR of 80 percent, the market research firm says. In the enterprise, the hands-free functionality of voice-based interaction will prove highly…

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…

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