eyeCam raises $1.5M for development of wearable platform

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 marks three years of triple digit growth

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 brings its biometric sensor technology to Digital Health Technology Expo

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 study finds law enforcement will lead incorporation of biometrics into wearables

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

Report reveals police body camera programs fail to protect civil rights and privacy

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 technology integrated into smartwatch delivers biometric monitoring to banking customers

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.

Researchers using skull sounds for identity verification

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.

HID Global and NXP partner on turnkey solution using wearables for access control

HID Global Seos credential technology will be embedded in NXP Semiconductors SmartMX-based secure element devices to enable the use of wearable devices to open electronic locks at commercial buildings, hotels and workplaces. NXP and HID Global are also cooperating on a broad range of opportunities to expand the adoption of secure access to more applications and use cases. According to a statement by the company, wearables manufacturers worldwide with the Seos-ready NXP chips can enable building and parking access, PC

Valencell raises $11M; plans to accelerate R&D in biometric wearable technology

Valencell has secured $11M in Series D financing and plans to use the funds to continue its triple-digit growth and accelerate its innovation in accurate biometric wearable technology. This round of financing was led by GII Tech, a new venture fund being launched by UAE-based financial services company GII LLC. Existing investors TDF Ventures and WSJ Joshua Fund also participated bringing the total amount of funding raised to date to $24.5 million. “Biometric sensors are becoming ‘must-have’ features in wearable

End-to-end security architecture for biometric fingerprint authentication introduced at MWC

Gemalto, Fingerprint Cards, Precise Biometrics and STMicroelectronics have collaborated on an end-to-end security architecture for biometric fingerprint authentication in wearable and consumer electronics devices. This proof-of-concept, introduced at Mobile World Congrees, replaces conventional username/password authentication for applications such as payment, eticketing, digital access and 2-factor strong authentication with swift and secure fingerprint recognition. The companies will demonstrate the solution on a smartwatch that embeds a fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards, fingerprint software based on Precise BioMatch Embedded from Precise Biometrics