Technavio publishes reports on multimodal, EEG and ECG biometrics market

Technavio has published a new research report entitled “Global Multimodal Biometrics Market 2016-2020“, which finds that the global multimodal biometrics market will grow at a CAGR of more than 15% over the forecast period. The report shows that the increasing adoption of mobile devices across sectors like healthcare, government, enterprises, BFSI, and transportation sectors is leading to the increased use of multimodal biometrics for securing access to data on mobile devices. Analysts from Technavio highlight the various applications of mobile

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.

Facial recognition expert joins Vigilant Solutions

Roger Rodriguez, a world-renowned facial recognition expert, has joined Vigilant Solutions in the role of Manager of Image Analytics. Mr. Rodriguez joins the Vigilant Solutions team after more than twenty years with the New York City Police Department (NYPD). Rodriguez worked patrol and then later with the NYPD Communications Division and the Intelligence Division, conducting counterterrorism security assessments, educating on pre-incident terrorism indicators, briefing the Emergency Services Unit on intelligence-driven maneuvers, and providing dignitary protection to world leaders including the

European Association for Biometrics and IDIAP hosting workshop on new research consortium

Next month, the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) and IDIAP will host a workshop in Amsterdam on the European Cooperative Identity Technologies Research Consortium, the EAB-CITeR. The EAB-CITeR is an EAB committee under the governance of the EAB statutes. It is based on the model of the US CITeR, which has completed over 100 research projects during the past 10 years of its existence. The EAB has delegated the management of the EAB-CITeR to the IDIAP Research Institute based in

Researchers looking to identify terrorists based on hand geometry

Researchers at Mu’tah University in Jordan are using an artificial intelligence algorithm and biometrics to identify a person using hand geometry and more specifically, the “V” signs terrorists sometimes make when posing for photos or videos. In an MIT Technology Review report, researcher Ahmad Hassanat and his team said: “Identifying a person using a small part of the hand is a challenging task, and has, to the best of our knowledge, never been investigated.” According to the study’s abstract: “Sometimes

New forensics research center to develop tools to improve law enforcement’s investigation capabilities

A new joint U.S.-Chinese forensic technology research center aims to develop new tools and applications for rapid DNA tests, as well as improved facial recognition and fingernail biometrics, according to a report by New Haven Register. The new research center is a collaboration between the University of New Haven’s Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science and Beijing’s China University of Political Science and Law. Under a five-year agreement, students and faculty from the two universities will also develop tools

Biometrics expert named UB vice president of research and economic development

The University at Buffalo has named Venu Govindaraju its vice president of research and economic development. He has been in the position since September 2014 on an interim basis. Govindaraju is a globally recognized expert in machine learning and pattern recognition and a SUNY distinguished professor of computer science and engineering. Through his research, Govindaraju has developed new techniques to address problems in the recognition of fingerprints, faces, facial expressions and multi-biometrics fusion. He is the founding director of UB’s

Special Report: Law enforcement and biometrics

This report by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. provides a brief, updated overview of the market size and biometric technologies available for the law enforcement market in the United States. In this report, Biometrics Research Group, Inc. discusses how the market size for biometric applications in the U.S. law enforcement segment continues to grow at an exponential rate. In terms of biometric technologies, automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS) and fingerprint biometric technologies account for the greatest share of the biometrics spending

Forensic anthropologist discovers racial differences in fingerprint analysis

Graduate students at a North Carolina State University lab have found that differences in the minute details of fingerprints could indicate the racial profile of someone who left a latent print, according to a report by WRAL. Forensic anthropologist Ann Ross, who leads the NCSU lab said “what we ended up finding, which was surprising, is there were differences between African-Americans and European-Americans.” Ross says that the research is just getting started, but because her sample size was small, further

Technavio Research projects growth in retail and behavioral biometrics

Technavio Research has released a new market research which expects the global biometrics market for the retail sector to reach over US$2 billion by 2020. According to the report, this will represent a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent between the beginning of 2016 and the end of 2020. Technavio analysts estimate that fingerprint ID technology for the retail sector will be the largest market segment during this forecast period. This segment currently dominates the global market for