Next Biometrics cites study on fingerprint sensor size

NEXT Biometrics Group ASA announced that a study by University Carlos III of Madrid proves that fingerprint sensor accuracy directly correlates to the size of sensors used in smartphones, PCs and other devices. Initiated by NEXT Biometrics, the “Madrid Report” was independently conducted by Professor Sanchez-Reillo at the University Carlos III of Madrid. The study tested three market-leading sensors under rigorous scientific conditions, collecting more than 80,000 fingerprints and making more than 100 million comparisons. “The university study supports what

New face detection algorithm can spot even partially hidden faces

Yahoo! Labs and Stanford University are developing a fast and simple facial recognition system as part of a new research project, according to The Register. The researchers have developed what they call the Deep Dense Face Detector, which is designed for “minimal complexity” and is able to identify faces that are partially occluded or rotated. Sachin Sudhakar Farfade and Mohammad Saberian of Yahoo! and their colleague Li-Jia Li (Yahoo! and Stanford) have developed a new technique that takes advantage of

Idiap develops mobile finger-vein sensor prototype

The Idiap Research Institute announced it has developed a new mobile finger-vein sensor prototype for portable or embedded biometrics applications. The research group said the prototype is based on a reflexion technique that uses a unique configuration of NIR illumination. This technique differs greatly from other finger-vein capture technologies which typically use the transmission technique of near-infrared light. Jointly developed with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, the mobile finger-vein sensor project is funded by European project

New study has found that fingerprint examiners make extremely few errors

The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice released a self-funded study that explores the accuracy and reliability of decisions made by latent fingerprint examiners, which found that examiners make extremely few errors. The study was authored by the Miami-Dade Police Department Forensic Services Bureau, fingerprint identification section and is entitled “Miami-Dade Research Study for the Reliability of the ACE-V Process: Accuracy & Precision in Latent Fingerprint Examinations“. The study found that even in situations where examiners did not

Competition invites researchers to develop biometric identification solutions via eye movements

In an effort to advance the research field of eye movement biometrics, the BioEye 2015 competition gives scientists and researchers the opportunity to use a common database of eye movements recorded using high quality standards. The competition’s participants are asked to develop their solutions for the purpose of biometric identification via the eye movements. Organizers have provided datasets on the BioEye 2015 competition website which contain eye movement recordings that were captured using different visual stimuli and with different time

European Association for Biometrics launches pan European research initiative

The European Association for Biometrics announced a new pan European research initiative, the EAB-CITeR Consortium, modelled after the U.S.-based Center for Identification Technology Research. The initiative is designed to further European R&D in biometrics by establishing a direct cooperation between European research institutes, industry and end users. The EAB-CITeR Consortium operates as an independent consortium, established as an EAB Committee. Research institutes can only join the organization for free if they successfully bring end users and/or companies on board with

NIST opens registration for symposium on developing large research datasets in biometric technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced that registration is now open to attend a NIST symposium on the development of large research datasets in forensic science and biometric technology. In order to effectively develop and evaluate forensic and biometric technologies, researchers require large research databases that store biometric and forensic data. Using this data, system developers are able to test the performance of emerging technologies and to successfully quantify the uncertainty associate with matching algorithms. The symposium will

Special Report: Biometrics and Banking

Biometric Update Special Reports provides analysis and competitive industry intelligence for the global biometrics industry including market size, multiple industry segments, venture capital and other business opportunities, along with in-depth profiles on the best emerging companies and solutions. This report by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. notes that revenue streams for biometrics utilized in the global banking sector will rise from US$900 million in 2012 to US$1.8 billion by the end of 2015. Revenue will primarily be driven by adoption in

University of Adelaide researcher developing new method of biometric identification

A University of Adelaide PhD student has discovered a new process known as “body recognition” which could potentially become a new method of biometric identification in the future, according to a report by The Lead. Teghan Lucas has been using a 1988 database of 4,000 US defence force personnel as the basis for the process, testing her body measurements against more traditional biometric forms such as facial recognition. Lucas said that using a combination of eight or more body measurements

SpeechPro donates software and support to West Virginia University’s biometrics program

Voice biometrics company SpeechPro is providing West Virginia University’s biometrics program with more than $25,000 in software and training services. According to the company, WVU students will have access to SpeechPro software, which is known as one of the premiere professional voice recognition packages in the industry, and which is used in many real-world forensic and commercial applications. For instance, it is used by the Nepalese police department for forensic and voice identification, and its VoiceKey OnePass solution is used