Israeli researchers have developed a way to authenticate handwritten signatures with wearable technology like smartwatches and fitness trackers. The signature of a person wearing a device with the app developed by the researchers can be verified to a high degree of accuracy by measurements from the device’s accelerometer and gyroscope. Graduate students Ben Nassi of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Alona Levy of Tel Aviv University, along with professors Yuval Elovici of Ben Gurion University and Erez Shmueli of
Researchers have determined that wearable devices could use an individual’s gait behavior — the unique way in which the person walks — to securely pair with other devices on their body, according to a report by New Scientist. “The authentication key is in your gait,” said Stephan Sigg, an assistant professor in the Department of Communications and Networking at Aalto University in Finland. Sigg and his team analyzed several individual’s gaits using accelerometers and a technique called fuzzy cryptography, where
Valencell and semiconductor firm STMicroelectronics have launched a highly accurate and scalable development kit for biometric wearables. The kit includes ST’s compact SensorTileturnkey multi-sensor module integrated with Valencell’s Benchmark biometric sensor system, which deliver a set of sensors to support the most advanced wearable use cases. “Valencell’s Benchmark solution leverages the high accuracy of ST’s MEMS sensor technology along with SensorTile’s miniature form factor, flexibility, and STM32 open development environment-based ecosystem,” said Tony Keirouz, vice president of marketing and applications
eyeCam, Inc. has received $1.5 million in reservations on equity crowdfunding site Crowdfunder to develop its wearable 3D interfacing, adaptive display, and biometric ID system. The company‘s patented 3D interfacing and adaptive display system is designed to help change the way consumers use wearables to communicate, perform tasks, and interface with the world, all within a secure platform protected by a biometric identification system. “eyeCam is an innovation company that designs and engineers products for other companies to manufacture and
Valencell has achieved a third consecutive year of triple digit growth for its biometric wearable technology in 2016 with a 360 percent increase in companies who have acquired Valencell technology over last year. The company also reports robust interest in its technology for hearables for fitness and healthcare applications. Valencell develops performance biometric sensor technology and provides this patent-protected technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, wearable and hearable device makers, sports and fitness brands, medical device makers, and gaming companies for
Valencell was among a select group of technology and consumer electronics companies invited to exhibit at last week’s Digital Health Technology Expo, sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and held at the FDA’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Valencell demonstrated its biometric sensor technology and its ability to accurately measure RR-interval in wearable devices worn in numerous form-factors. The Expo also featured presentations from the CTA, FDA, the U.S. Department of
Unisys Corporation has published new research that reveals that law enforcement is expected to lead the incorporation of biometrics into wearable technology. However, as the adoption of biometrics becomes a mainstream practice, privacy concerns regarding the security of biometric data stored in the cloud must be addressed, according to the study. Unisys conducted the survey of 54 biometrics professionals at the Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference in Sydney from May 24 to 26. The study finds that 63 percent of
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Upturn have released a scorecard evaluating the civil rights security measures of police body-worn camera programs in 50 U.S. cities, which reveals a nationwide failure to protect the civil rights and privacy of surveilled communities. This latest edition, which follows up on the November 2015 scorecard evaluating 25 programs, updates the policies of those original police departments that have amended their policies. It also includes 25 additional programs, including the nation’s
Valencell, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) and Z-Smart have integrated Valencell’s PerformTek technology in G&D’s new payments-focused smartwatch targeting the banking industry. Three large banks across China will begin providing the watch to banking customers who open new bank accounts for use with their accounts, with more banks to follow. Benchmark sensor systems incorporate all of Valencell’s patent-protected PerformTek biometric sensor technology in pre-packaged system for immediate integration in wearables of all kinds, helping to accelerate time-to-market and streamline product development.
A team of researchers have developed an authentication method for wearable computer users that listens to the unique sound of the wearer’s skull, according to a report by Gizmodo. The authentication method — which is designed for wearables such as Google Glass or VR goggles — would use an integrated bone conduction speaker to amplify an ultrasonic signal into the user’s skull. The device’s microphone would then record precisely how that signal sounded after being reflected inside the individual’s head.