Simprints develops small fingerprint scanner for healthcare in the developing world

Four British postgraduate students have successfully built a pocket-sized fingerprint scanner designed to help individuals in the developing world get improved access to healthcare, according to a report by the Business Insider. Simprints, which is funded by the Gates Foundation, has developed a fingerprint scanner that provides health workers with an easy way to access medical records of patients in the developing world. After realizing that most fingerprint scanners were designed for westernized applications, such as commercial and criminal justice

Precise Biometrics smartcard reader approved for usage with Swedish healthcare system Pascal

Precise Biometrics announced that its smart card reader Tactivo has been approved for usage with Swedish national healthcare system Pascal, a mobile prescription solution for dose packaged medicals used by nurses, doctors and midwives. The Tactivo smart card reader utilizes strong two-factor authentication by combining smart card and fingerprint verification or smart card and PIN code. The solution with Tactivo provides swift and secure access to the prescription tool Pascal from iPhone or iPad using SITHS-card login, an identification card

Descartes Biometrics to demonstrate ear recognition software at CES on the Hill

Descartes Biometrics Inc. will be showcasing its new HELIX flagship ear image recognition technology for enterprises at the International CES on the Hill event in Washington DC on April 15. The HELIX ear recognition software identifies and authenticates an individual based on their unique ear shape. Using a cross-platform library, HELIX does not need any additional hardware and can be integrated with most camera-equipped portable devices, including body cameras, webcams and smartphones for security and surveillance applications. The biometric enterprise

TradeHarbor voice biometrics platform to be introduced at health care technology symposium

ChartaCloud Technologies LLC announced that the agenda for its 2015 Home Health Care Technologies Symposium will now feature biometric voice signatures. The 2015 Home Health Care Technologies Symposium is held March 26 from 10:00 am – 4 p.m. at The One Hundred Club in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. ChartaCloud will feature TradeHarbor Inc.’s Voice Signature ServiceSM, which uses voice biometrics in a highly secure e-sign and authentication system to ‘digitally sign’ documents and HIPAA release forms with the human voice. The

MedImpact, Nok Nok Labs to provide FIDO biometric authentication for physician access portal

Pharmacy benefit manager MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc. will use Nok Nok Labs technology to provide FIDO fingerprint authentication for its physician access portal. With this partnership, MedImpact becomes the first company to use FIDO authentication to protect patient privacy in the healthcare industry. The physician access portal provides healthcare providers with a fast, secure and convenient solution to view a patient’s complete prescription history. MedImpact will expand FIDO authentication to all its web applications available to its client health insurance

Frost & Sullivan hosts webinar that addresses the future of biometrics

Frost & Sullivan will host a free webinar titled, “The Future of Biometrics” on March 17 at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST. The webinar will address the potential of the biometric market and its impact on current businesses. Individuals who attend the webinar will learn how biometrics can effectively increase convergence and growth in other markets. The webinar will cover a number of key topics, including the impact the biometric market will have on the retail, finance and healthcare

Market for healthcare biometrics to reach $5 billion by 2020

In a white paper issued this week, Biometrics Research Group, Inc., the parent company of BiometricUpdate.com, estimates that the entire global marketplace for biometric solutions in the healthcare market will reach approximately US$5 billion by 2020. The new report, entitled “Biometrics in Healthcare” examines how biometric technology is applied to the healthcare industry, mainly in the United States. The research expects that biometric use will reflect the growing demand for healthcare fraud prevention, along with the need to improve patient

Special Report: Biometrics in Healthcare

This report examines how biometric technology is applied to the healthcare industry, mainly in the United States. This report notes that “healthcare biometrics” is utilized for access control, identification, workforce management or patient record storage. Biometrics in healthcare often takes two forms: providing access control to resources and patient identification solutions. The growing demand for biometrics solutions is mainly driven by the need to combat fraud, along with the imperative to improve patient privacy along with healthcare safety. Biometrics are

Apple seeking anthropometry engineer/researcher to support push into health, fitness and biometrics

Apple recently posted a job listing for a “Human Factors Anthropometry Engineer/Researcher,” a position that is likely to support the tech giant’s recent push into health, fitness, and biometrics, according to a report by AppleInsider. As the study of body measurements and its proportions, Anthropometry spans a wide range of areas including body dimensions, weight, ergonomics, comfort and posture. In the past couple of years, Apple has made considerable developments in the fields of health, fitness, and biometrics, led in

Mobile biometrics devices and software revenue to hit $3.5b by 2024: Tractica

Tractica has published a new report titled “Biometrics for Mobile Devices”, which forecasts the worldwide mobile biometrics market will grow from $249 million in 2015 to reach $3.5 billion by 2024. The report analyzes the market trends and technology issues relating to biometrics for mobile devices, as well as provides 10-year forecasts for mobile biometric hardware and software during the period from 2015 through 2024. In the report, Tractica principal analyst Bob Lockhart forecasts that the cumulative revenue for the