Valtronic releases biometric-based personal healthcare device

Valtronic announced it has introduced Compendium Solutions, a secure implant and physiological connectivity platform that provides an integrated system including Valtronic-owned IP and a proprietary phone app. The new product is part of Valtronic’s newfound vision of becoming “the worldwide recognized partner for innovative personal healthcare devices” by bringing forth innovative ideas and technological expertise to one platform to guide customers and healthcare providers to delivering improved patient care and outcomes. Compendium is a wearable healthcare, such as an implant

AmpStrip biometric wearable sticks directly to skin

AmpStrip demonstrated at last week’s CES 2015 its new wireless fitness wearable Band-Aid that sticks directly to the user’s skin, according to a report by Tech Sources. The digital, wireless Band-Aid is able to track the user’s heart rate and movement, and then transmits the data via Bluetooth to their smartphone. And since it sticks directly to the skin, the wearable provides more accurate biometric readings, said AmpStrip. The 3.5-inches long and an inch wide device Band-Aid comes in two

BIO-key to provide biometric authentication solutions for hospitals in four states

BIO-key International announced it has received initial purchase orders for fingerprint authentication solutions from hospitals in the states of New York, Ohio, Kentucky and California, totaling $130,000. Representing over $400,000 in revenue in 2015, the contracts will see full roll-outs at the beginning of the first quarter and throughout the year. The names of the hospitals were not disclosed in the press release. By providing fingerprint authentication solutions to these hospitals and others, BIO-key will effectively boost the level of

BlackBox Biometrics launches Linx Impact Assessment System at CES

BlackBox Biometrics® Inc., an industry leader in sensor technology to measure concussive forces, today announced the launch of the Linx Impact Assessment System (IAS) at the Consumer Electronics Show. The Linx IAS concussion management system combines wearable technology with a mobile application to provide athletes, parents and coaches with real-time data and analysis of potential impact-related head injuries. The wearable technology weighs about the same as a nickel, is the size of a stick of gum, and fits easily into

MedixSafe releases new biometric reader for narcotics lockers and cabinets

Narcotics cabinet manufacturer MedixSafe announced it has released Guardian 2, a new biometric scanner that significantly increases the complexity of security credentials. Equipped with new features, the new biometric scanner provides fast and easy access for both the user and administrators. MedixSafe Guardian 2’s narcotics inventory management feature tracks inventory by time, date, and personnel, assists with inventory ordering, and increases accountability and compliance. Administrators can remotely access the scanner on a “who, what, where, when, and why” basis, as

SpeechPro named voice biometrics leader by Opus Research

Last week, SpeechPro was named an industry leader in voice biometrics, in a report published by Opus Research in Speech Technology Magazine. “SpeechPro has invested heavily in research and development with over 150 specialists, including 30 PhDs, collaborating to create our cutting edge products,” said Alexey Khitrov, President of SpeechPro. “This recognition is an honor and confirmation that our focus on R&D has been a worthwhile endeavor in the innovation-driven world of voice biometrics.” The Opus Research report, entitled “Voice

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