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

NHL using X2 Biosystems’ concussion evaluation and management software

Integrated biometric solutions firm X2 Biosystems announced it partnered with the National Hockey League to enable all 30 NHL teams to use X2’s Integrated Concussion Evaluation software application during the current 2014-15 season. X2 ICE is a cloud-based concussion examination and data management system that integrates both baseline and post-injury player assessments to evaluate players at the rink or in clinical office settings. The biometric software also includes iOS and Windows tablet applications for touch screen data input and retrieval.

Integrated Biometrics unveils new FBI-compliant fingerprint scanner

Integrated Biometrics has unveiled Columbo Desktop FAP PIV 30 Scanner, a new fingerprint scanner designed for the military, law enforcement, airport/border security, finance and health care. With sales already underway, Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo Desktop FAP PIV 30 Scanner features a minimal size and weight that makes it ideal for mobile applications. The scanner includes a full featured SDK for effective integration into applications requiring high quality fingerprint images in indirect or direct sunlight, and is durable enough to withstand tough

SpeechPro named voice biometrics leader by Opus Research

Last week, SpeechPro was named an industry leader in voice biometrics, in a report published by Opus Research in Speech Technology Magazine. “SpeechPro has invested heavily in research and development with over 150 specialists, including 30 PhDs, collaborating to create our cutting edge products,” said Alexey Khitrov, President of SpeechPro. “This recognition is an honor and confirmation that our focus on R&D has been a worthwhile endeavor in the innovation-driven world of voice biometrics.” The Opus Research report, entitled “Voice

Drchrono uses Apple Touch ID fingerprint authorization to let patients, doctors access records

Electronic health record (EHR) and electronic medical record (EMR) platform drchrono has integrated its iPad-based EHR and smartphone-based PHR with Apple’s Touch ID, enabling doctors and patients to access the software without a password, according to a report by Mobi Heath News. “With Apple’s Touch ID, for the first time on a mass scale doctors and patients are logging into medical records with biometrics,” said Daniel Kivatino, COO and cofounder of drchrono. “We have released Apple’s Touch ID login to

Coventry University grad wins award for biometric steering wheel

A Coventry University graduate has won the Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award for a new steering wheel which can monitor the driver’s health and even detect alcohol in their system, according to a report by Motortorque. Nicole Agba designed the biometric Steer Right wheel, which uses a “smart fabric” interactive textile with a range of tiny sensors embedded around the wheel. Each sensor monitors various biological indicators such as pulse, breathing rate and sweat. The wheel is able to detect when

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center adds biometric technology to improve efficiency and security

Omnicell announced that it will provide Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with pharmacy, nursing and data analytics solutions to improve overall workflow efficiencies and patient care. To be installed in 2015, Omnicell’s Unity enterprise platform will support the academic medical center with automated medication management solutions across its three hospitals. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center performed a thorough evaluation process of Unity platform, which involved many of the center’s users, including those in pharmacy, nursing,