Driver uses wearable biometric technology to test physiological response racing Lexus Coupe

The latest episode of AoL video series Translogic showcases how wearable biometric technology from Hexoskin and Emotiv can measure one’s physiological metrics while driving a luxury sports coupe around a Florida racetrack. At the beginning of the video, Translogic host Jonathan Buckley straps on wearable technology supplied by Hexoskin and Emotiv. Hexoskin product marketing manager Marc Pelletier explains how the Hexoskin shirt that Buckley is wearing is equipped with sensors that will measure his metrics, such as the heart rate

RightPatient recognized at Fierce Innovation Awards for patient identity management and engagement platform

RightPatient announced it has received top honors in the “Best in Show” category, as well as an overall award of “Best in Show: Fiercest Engagement Solution for its patient identity management and engagement platform at this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition. The RightPatient platform provides flexible and scalable biometric patient safety, patient data integrity, and patient engagement system, with support for any form of biometrics, including fingerprint, finger vein, palm vein, iris, facial, and voice recognition The identity management

Wayne Memorial Hospital installs SafeChx fingerprint recognition scanner

Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pennsylvania is installing SafeChx’s fingerprint recognition scanner as a security for its patient identification process to prevent medical identity theft, according to a report by thetimes-tribune.com. The technology, which will be available at all the hospital registration points starting next week, allows patients the option of scanning their fingers and generating their own unique code in addition to traditional authorization methods such as their photo identification, date of birth and Social Security number. “The main

Most popular biometrics news updates for week ending December 7

Here’s a recap of most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Biometrics Week in Review: credit cards with fingerprint sensor, nymi band discovery kits, fingerprint cards, facial recognition, Umrah visa applicants, smart card readers, fingerprint algorithms, authentication solutions, body recognition, swipe and touch sensors. MasterCard’s new contactless credit cards with integrated Zwipe fingerprint sensor soon available in UK – The first Zwipe MasterCard payment cards will be issued in Britain next year, following the completion

Drchrono uses Apple Touch ID fingerprint authorization to let patients, doctors access records

Electronic health record (EHR) and electronic medical record (EMR) platform drchrono has integrated its iPad-based EHR and smartphone-based PHR with Apple’s Touch ID, enabling doctors and patients to access the software without a password, according to a report by Mobi Heath News. “With Apple’s Touch ID, for the first time on a mass scale doctors and patients are logging into medical records with biometrics,” said Daniel Kivatino, COO and cofounder of drchrono. “We have released Apple’s Touch ID login to

Coventry University grad wins award for biometric steering wheel

A Coventry University graduate has won the Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award for a new steering wheel which can monitor the driver’s health and even detect alcohol in their system, according to a report by Motortorque. Nicole Agba designed the biometric Steer Right wheel, which uses a “smart fabric” interactive textile with a range of tiny sensors embedded around the wheel. Each sensor monitors various biological indicators such as pulse, breathing rate and sweat. The wheel is able to detect when

Nuance reports $1.9 million revenue for fiscal 2014, rise in healthcare sales

Voice recognition firm Nuance Communications reported strong financial results for its fiscal 2014 and fourth quarter, earning non-GAAP revenue of $1,923.5 million for the fiscal year. The figure is a 3.7% increase over Nuance’s non-GAAP revenue of $1,855.3 million in fiscal 2013. Additionally, Nuance saw a small rise in its shares by nearly 4 percent in extended trading, earning 33 cents per share in the fourth quarter. The majority of Nuance’s business stems from the healthcare sector, as the company

TruTouch raises $5 million for biometric device that detects blood-alcohol level

TruTouch Technologies recently raised $5.2 million in debt from various investors to recruit more customers for a biometric device that shines light through the skin to rapidly detect blood-alcohol level and confirm an individual’s identity in the workplace, according to a report by the Boston Business Journal. So far, TruTouch has already shipped about 50 devices to various companies, said company CEO Bruce Berger. Though Berger would not disclose the names of the companies, he said the company’s focus is

Latin America’s growing biometric technology market

Latin America has become the largest growing market for biometric technology used for identifying individuals and is increasingly being used by the region’s governments, biometric expert Sergio Valdez said at the recent Second International Security Meeting (EISCE) in Quito, Ecuador. “It is being applied in many Latin American countries” at a rapid rate “precisely because of the volume of the critical mass of inhabitants,” said Valdez, director of business development of the multinational 3M for Latin America. According to market

Biometrics products are among 2015 CES Innovation Awards honorees

Several biometrics products including USB iris scanning device “myris” and the Linx Impact Assessment System from BlackBox Biometrics have been listed as honorees by the CES Innovation Awards, an annual showcase of consumer technology products that show outstanding design and engineering. Products nominated for the CES Innovation Awards are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media. Honoree products will be on display at CES Tech West’s Innovation Awards Showcase. myris,