September 3, 2013 -
Fulcrum Biometrics has announced its creation of a customized biometric patient identification system at the New Tribes Mission Medical Clinic in Papua New Guinea.
According to the company, the app is browser-based and uses a Lumidigm Venus multi-spectral fingerprint reader. Fulcrum’s underlying technology for the app is based on its FbF Demographica multi-modal identification software integrated with its FbF bioServer image repository and identification engine, as well as the FbF Listener device manager.
Currently the app is based on fingerprint biometrics for identification, though facial recognition, iris and palm print modalities are also feasible under the current setup.
Under the new system at the clinic patients are registered with biometric data from four fingers along with biographical information and a facial photograph. On each subsequent visit, verification is performed with a four-finger scan and a manual photo check from the clinic receptionist.
As recently reported in BiometricUpdate.com, much of the growth in the healthcare biometrics market has been driven by adoption in the private sector. According to Transparency Market Research, the healthcare biometrics market is expected to grow at 33.3% CAGR from 2012 to 2018, with the United States accounting for the majority of the healthcare biometrics market share.
Another recent research report has found that people are generally trusting of some organizations – including healthcare – to use biometrics for identity verification.