Biometrics and privacy, fingerprint recognition in schools, online fraud trends and more top stories this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Aadhaar court order delays India social programs One of the top stories this week came from India, where the country’s social programs that relied upon the biometric database for citizen authentication could be jeopardized by the Supreme Court decision to place a cease order on Aadhaar data usage. Imprivata palm vein patient ID tool Meanwhile, Imprivata launched Imprivata PatientSecure, a palm vein

Imprivata’s new patient identification platform uses palm vein biometrics

Imprivata launched Imprivata PatientSecure, a palm vein biometrics-based patient identification solution that generates a one-to-one link between patients and their correct medical record in their healthcare provider’s electronic health record (EHR) system. Imprivata PatientSecure helps resolve the growing need to accurately identify patients by scanning the patient’s hand to capture their unique palm vein pattern, which ultimately matches patients with their digital health record. The solution directly integrates with the top healthcare information systems and helps improve patient safety and

Biometrics in healthcare, mobile authentication, Aadhaar, Biometrics2015 and more top stories

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Biometrics 2015: Isabelle Moeller Q&A One of the week’s most popular stories came in the form of a Q&A interview with Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller, who discussed preparations and details about the upcoming Biometrics 2015: Secure Identity Solutions Now! conference, held October 13 – 15 at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London. India bars national biometric identity usage In a surprising

Report says biometrics in healthcare market to total $12.5B by 2024

Market analyst firm Tractica published a new report entitled “Biometrics in the Healthcare Industry”, which provides a 10-year forecasts for the period from 2015 through 2024 in which the worldwide healthcare biometrics market will reach a cumulative revenue of $12.5 billion by 2024. The report forecasts that the global healthcare biometrics market will grow from its base of $250 million in 2015 to reach $3.5 billion by 2024. “The outlook is strong for healthcare biometrics, however it remains a nascent

North America the leading market for fingerprint identification in healthcare

Transparency Market Research has published a new report entitled, “Fingerprint Identification In Healthcare Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2015 – 2023”. This report offers a complete analysis of the global fingerprint identification technologies in healthcare market from 2015-2023, providing current market trends, industry growth drivers, challenges, and market projections for the coming years. Additionally, the report provides a full analysis of recent developments in fingerprint identification technology, Porter’s five force model analysis and detailed

Biometrics in border control, aviation, financial services & more top stories

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Australian to deploy biometric border system In one of the top stories this week, Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection announced it is moving ahead with its plan to overhaul the customs and border process for incoming and departing travellers by introducing a new biometric border solution. South Africa considers biometric e-visas In a briefing of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, Economic

BIS Research forecasts global biometrics market to reach $25.31B in 2020

Market analyst group BIS Research has authored a new report entitled “Global Biometric Authentication & Identification Market: Focus On Modality, Motility & Application – Estimation & Forecast, 2015-2020”, which forecasts the global biometric market will grow from $10.08 billion in 2014 to $25.31 billion in 2020. This significant growth in the global biometrics market represents an estimated CAGR of 16.56% from 2015 to 2020. The report states that the majority of the demand is sourced out of APAC and Middle

Enacomm CMO compares biometric authentication methods, financial institutions exploring biometrics & more top stories

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Comparing biometric authentication methods One of the more intriguing stories this week was penned by Enacomm CMO David Anderson, in which he provides a detailed analysis of the various biometric authentication methods, including fingerprint scanning, facial recognition and voice biometrics. Banking Credit card companies such as Mastercard, along with Canadian banks, are developing biometric authentication technologies to enable customers to validate transactions both

HYPR releases biometric tokenization SDK

HYPR announced via its blog that it is now offering general availability of the HYPR Biometric Tokenization Platform, a new end-to-end solution for next-generation security. Any organization can use HYPR’s biometric authentication SDK to seamlessly implement next-generation identity management in any application. The SDK supports all compatible biometric devices, such as mobile phones and tablets, as well as includes built-in support for various biometric authentication methods, including fingerprint scanning, facial recognition and voice recognition. The HYPR SDK includes mobile and

SpeechPro, PenRad develop voice biometrics solution for hospitals

SpeechPro USA and PenRad have combined their solutions to deliver a secure, voice biometrics-enabled data entry system for hospitals and clinics. By integrating SpeechPro’s voice biometric technology into PenRad’s Applicadia technology, the touchless solution allows staff to perform 100% data-entry through validated voice, to prevent disease transmission, enhance security, and boost professional productivity. With nearly 100,000 deaths caused by healthcare associated infections (HAI’s) each year, hospital staff and patients are constantly at risk for disease transmission. Fortunately, smart technologies such