Kickstarter campaign launched to fund biometrics-based global ID startup

Biometrics-based global identity system startup GID has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise €25,000 in funding to support software development and manufacturing. The system captures user biometric data, and uses it to generate a unique, 15-digit alphanumeric code with a proprietary algorithm. The user does not have to remember the code, as it can be accessed with the fingerprint sensor instantaneously, according to launch announcement. GID account holders also receive GID email and messenger accounts, a cloud data storage account

Touchscreen stickers let you use your phone’s fingerprint recognition functionality while wearing gloves

A new set of touchscreen stickers with unique fingerprints can transform a regular pair of gloves into touchscreen gloves, allowing users to unlock any mobile device with fingerprint recognition functionality, according to a report by Gizmodo. According to its Kickstarter campaign page, “Taps is made with an extremely adhesive conductive material that can be applied to any surface for touch capability.” The creators claim that the touchscreen stickers “are formulated to stick and stay on almost any surface and

Home health robot gets to know you via face and voice recognition

Pillo Health have developed an intelligent health and wellness assistant that gets to know you and your family through artificial intelligence and face and voice recognition. According to the company’s Indiegogo page, Pillo can answer your health and wellness questions, connect you directly with healthcare professionals, and securely manage your vitamins and medication; storing, dispensing, and even ordering refills when you need them. The more you use and interact with the home-based gadget, the more its functionalities grow. The device

POMM rolls out biometric authentication and data encryption cell phone case

POMM Inc. has introduced a new biometric authentication and data encryption cell phone case to keep data files private and secure. According to the company crowdfunding page, the POMM device is a unique hardware case that bypasses cloud based systems, providing a security and privacy platform designed to protect the data in mobile devices. It ensures data security, privacy and bio-authentication, all combined to prevent unauthorized access and use of the mobile user’s private data and personal, sensitive information. The

Silk Labs crowdfunding new smart home control device with facial recognition

Silk Labs recently debuted its new smart home hub, called Sense, with a Kickstarter campaign. The hub communicates with other smart home devices via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and according to the product’s Kickstarter page, works with a variety of connected smart home products. The device features a camera that allows it to determine who is in the room at any time and can distinguish between animals and humans and learn the patterns and movements of household pets. According to a

Pishon Lab crowdfunding its biometric smart lock via IndieGoGo

Pishon Lab, the creators of Tapp, are pitching biometrics over keys and combinations as the better way to open and secure a padlock. TAPP will allow users to unlock their valuables using their fingerprint and Pishon Lab is looking to raise $40,000 via Indiegogo to start production and quality assurance. TappLock and TappLock Lite are roughly the same size as an ordinary combination lock, but instead of a dial on its face it has a fingerprint scanner, and pressing an

Veri-Fire develops biometric trigger lock for handguns

Tech startup Veri-Fire has developed a prototype for a biometric trigger lock that unlocks a handgun only when the owner’s fingerprint is scanned or a 4-digit pin is entered, according to a report by The Blaze. Guardian, a custom adapter that slides over the weapon to block the trigger, was developed by U.S Air Force veterans Skylar Gerrond and Matt Barido to prevent young children from accessing firearms. Once the Guardian-protected gun is unlocked, it remains open until the user

Biometric Signature ID unveils gesture-based mobile security app

Biometric Signature ID has launched a Kickstarter campaign for BioTect-ID, a mobile security app for Android and iOS devices that uses a gesture-based biometric to authenticate users. BioTect-ID is powered by the company’s patented software-only technology BioSig-ID, enabling the app to identify users by their unique drawing style as they write a four character password with their finger. A BioTect-ID-protected system is extremely difficult to breach as hackers would have to accurately replicate the user’s drawing style in addition to

QiSQi partners with WeTradeNet to secure transactions with fingerprint biometrics

European crowdfunding platform WeTradeNet has partnered with QiSQi to secure its transactions with biometric fingerprint identification and verification. According to QiSQi, the fingerprint registration and verification solution it integrated into the WeTradeNet platform is based on the Java Vaadin Framework. According to the Biometrics Research Group, the market for fingerprint biometric technologies accounts for the greatest share of the global biometrics market and is forecast to continue to be the main source of overall market revenues from 2010 to 2015.

Can the iPhone 5S be spoofed with a lifted print? Hackers crowdfund reward to find out

Apple’s iPhone 5S goes on sale today, and there’s already an award for the first person to successfully hack the device. Specifically, a group of hackers have created a twitter-fuelled crowdfunding campaign to rack up rewards for the first person to spoof the TouchID sensor. The winner must enroll a print on the device, lift that some print from somewhere else, reproduce it and then use the reproduction to unlock the iPhone without being locked out. The campaign is being