AimBrain patents process for improving accuracy in biometric authentication

Biometric Identity as-a-Service (BIDaaS) platform developer AimBrain was awarded a UK patent for its technical process that enables greater accuracy in biometric authentication. The GB2539705 (A) patent covers a process that allows a user to be authenticated based on the way they look, sound and behave across a wide range of scenarios, by clustering distinctive data and generating a wide range of context-based templates for an individual. Based on several years’ research and development into deep learning and biometric modelling,

Chinese researchers reveal advances in gait recognition

Researchers from the Automation Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have detailed their advances in gait recognition in a report in The International News. Huang Yongzhen, an associate researcher from CAS, said its gait recognition solution is functional within a distance of 50 meters from its target and capable of identifying a specific person just by analyzing how they carry themselves. Detection time is reduced to less than 200 milliseconds. The technology can also identify a person without

EAB awards young researchers for outstanding work in the area of biometrics

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) recently acknowledged three young researchers for outstanding works in the area of biometrics. Award applicants were asked to submit a research paper and supporting information from which an international jury selected the candidates to present their significant contribution in front of the jury, the EAB members and the public audience. These awards are granted annually to individuals who have been judged by a panel of internationally respected experts to be making a significant contribution

Biometrics Institute CEO outlines strengths and vulnerabilities of biometric security

Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller recently penned an opinion-editorial emphasizing how stakeholders must balance the strengths and vulnerabilities of biometric technology, as its credibility relies on the industry’s efforts to collaborate globally. The recent rise of biometrics deployments in consumer services has confirmed spoofing as a vulnerability that needs careful management. Moeller states that the weaknesses in biometrics have “spawned a race between those creating and applying the solutions.” She adds that while all biometric systems have some flaws, what

MSU researchers creating fake fingers to test fingerprint recognition systems

Michigan State University biometrics expert Anil Jain and his team are developing a fake finger that possesses multiple key properties of human skin to determine how secure biometric recognition systems are, according to a report by MSU Today. Jain, a University Distinguished Professor, and doctoral student Joshua Engelsma have used the fake finger to test two of the most common types of fingerprint readers to help determine their resilience to spoof attacks. The team created the fake fingers using a

Apple patent covers biometrics-based remote for TV and other devices

The US Patent & Trademark Office has published a patent application from Apple covering biometric authentication technology for the Apple TV remote to replace the tedious process of entering passwords and be able to verify the identity of the person attempting to use the services on Apple TV, according to a report by Patently Apple. Filed back in Q2 2017, the patent application comes as Apple prepares to debut a TV streaming service which will pit the company against current

Leti and partners develop pressure-based fingerprint sensor

European R&D project known as PiezoMAT (PIEZOelectric nanowire MATrices), comprised of Leti, an advanced-research institute within the CEA Technological Research Division, and several partners, has developed a pressure-based fingerprint sensor with a resolution that’s more than twice as high as current U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) requirements. The project’s proof of concept demonstrates that a matrix of interconnected piezoelectric zinc-oxide (ZnO) nanowires grown on silicon can reconstruct the smallest features of human fingerprints at 1,000 dots per inch (DPI).

Apple granted U.S. patent for acoustic fingerprint imaging technology

Apple has received a patent for acoustic fingerprint imaging technology which is accurate enough to effectively replace existing Touch ID optical readers, confirming rumors that Apple will do away with the iPhone home button, according to a report by Apple Insider. Initially filed in August 2015, U.S. Patent No. 9,747,488 credits Mohammad Yeke Yazdandoost, Giovanni Gozzini and Jean-Marie Bussat as its inventors. In its application covering “Active sensing element for acoustic imaging systems,” Apple details a method of collecting biometric

Zighra patents AI-powered continuous authentication platform

Identity defense platform developer Zighra has been granted its first-ever patent for the company’s AI-powered continuous authentication platform through the U.S. patent office. Zighra plans to create a significant IP portfolio in the authentication space in an effort to become the new standard for AI-powered continuous authentication worldwide. The patent covers the technology for Zighra’s high-speed AI engine, specifically protecting its ability to generate a cognitive signature to authenticate each user through sensor-based intelligence obtained from six distinct layers of

Anixter supports biometrics systems with unique lab

The development and adoption of advanced security technologies puts pressure on businesses to not just understand them, but to communicate them to clients. For this reason, Anixter supports the growth of its biometrics products distribution business with a unique laboratory at its Glenview, Illinois headquarters. The Anixter Infrastructure Solutions Lab is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of different technologies in different situations and configurations, to help systems integrators and end users choose the most effective products and configurations for their