Umanick to promote IriTech iris recognition healthcare app in Spain

June 29, 2016 - 

Following a successful pilot of IriTech’s iris mobile solution, Umanick will promote the biometric ID app to penetrate the biometric healthcare market in Spain.

Earlier this year, Umanick piloted IriTech’s iris healthcare app at Arrixaca Hospital in Murcia, Spain to identity patients before blood transfusions and chemotherapy treatments.

The biometric solution continues to be used at the hospital to help identify about 80 patients daily before crucial medical tests.

The solution includes an IriShield camera which connects directly to an Android phone or tablet, with the matching performed in the backend of Umanick Identity system specifically in the cluster matching engine.

So far, there have been 1,500 patients enrolled in the system which is equivalent to 30,000 biometric iris patterns. The matching is done on board as IriShield’s internal gallery can store 1,000 templates and expandable up to 10,000 templates.

This iris biometric solution is a part of a greater biometric system currently being used at Arrixaca Hospital to provide a fast and accurate patient identification method in order to improve the patient experience and help eliminate identity fraud and theft.

The contactless nature of iris recognition offers maximum level of security, mobility and hygiene required in a healthcare environment.

“This is an innovative pilot project by the Murcia Public Healthcare Service to pioneer in providing biometric identification solution in healthcare and this state-of-art technology is expected to set a new trend in healthcare technology soon,” said Umanick CTO Ilko García, adding that Umanick will work closely with IriTech to design an iris-based tablet specially designed for healthcare sector.

In addition, IriTech’s iris on mobile solution has previously deployed successfully in many other large scale projects, including the Microsoft-sponsored Kenya Ministry of Education’s project that provides time tracking for children across 60 schools in Kenya.

In February, Heptagon partnered with IriTech to demonstrate a mobile iris recognition solution at the Heptagon booth during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona.

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