The future of the iris recognition market: A Technavio interview with SRI Identity

This is a guest post by Jesse Maida, media relations and digital marketing manager at Technavio Technavio lead analysts Amrita Choudhury and Deepthi Harimon who specialize in automatic identification system research, recently had the chance to speak with Mark Clifton, president of SRI International’s products and solutions division and vice president of SRI International. If you’re not familiar with SRI International’s name, you are unquestionably aware of the products they’ve been involved with. These products include the first two nodes

Fingerprint background checks mandatory for Colorado surgical techs and assistants

Colorado lawmakers have passed House Bill 1160, a law requiring criminal background checks for surgical technologists and surgical assistants that requires them to submit their fingerprints to the state to detect criminal history. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the FBI would use the fingerprints for criminal background checks. The state has relied on self-reporting of criminal records since 2010. The legislature gave final approval this month and sent the legislation on to Gov. John Hickenlooper, who will decide whether

Government biometrics market to see 11% CAGR growth until 2020: Technavio

Technavio has released a new research report titled ‘Global Biometrics Market in the Government Sector 2016-2020‘, which forecasts that the global biometrics market in the government sector will grow at a CAGR of over 11% until 2020. The report identifies the major end-users of this market as the defense department (military, aerospace and federal organizations), the department of homeland security (civil security organizations and ministries, including transportation and identity documentation), and others, including government spending on biometric solutions for healthcare

CDC project will see biometric registration for HIV patients in Uganda

In an effort to improve healthcare access and data collection, HIV/AIDS patients in Uganda will now be identified using fingerprints during a five-year Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funded project. According to a report by The Monitor, the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS) project will help identify how many people in the country are living with HIV/AIDS and how many people are taking antiretroviral drugs in hopes of generating accurate and nationally accessible information on the healthcare crisis. CDC

Biometrics research, smart payment cards and facial recognition trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Facial recognition NEC will be demonstrating biometric recognition solutions that use Microsoft Azure Internet of Things (IoT) technology, at the Hannover Messe 2016 trade fair this week in Hannover, Germany. NEC’s manufacturing solution combines NEC face recognition technologies and Factory Energy Management System (FEMS) with Azure IoT technology to create a complete end-to-end solution for factory maintenance, repair, and operation. The retail

Technavio publishes report on global gait biometrics market 2016-2020

Technavio has published a new research report, “Global Gait Biometrics Market 2016-2020”, which estimates that the market will grow at a CAGR of more than 13% during the forecast period. Gait analytics explores human motion using instruments to quantify body movement, force, and pressure in an effort to identify, track, and treat individuals by understanding their body movements and pressure. Additionally, it finds extensive applications in orthopedic treatments and training athletes. The report finds that the increasing adoption of gait

Imprivata releases complementary solution for healthcare authentication platform

Imprivata has released Imprivata Confirm ID, a new solution that expands and complements the capabilities of its single sign-on and authentication platform, Imprivata OneSign. Using Imprivata Confirm ID, healthcare workers are able to quickly and securely authenticate the use of medical devices and clinical workflows. This significantly improves security and compliance without compromising efficiency or affecting patient care. When used in concert with Imprivata OneSign, Imprivata Confirm ID provides European healthcare organizations with a comprehensive authentication platform that boosts clinical

Lava Group to distribute RightPatient biometric patient identification solution in Ireland

In an effort to increase patient safety and reduce cases of misidentification in hospitals, Ireland’s Lava Group has partnered with RightPatient to bring biometric patient identification to Ireland. The Lava Group will be a distributor in Ireland of RightPatient, a versatile and scalable platform that recognizes patients from any encounter end point by simply taking their picture. “The Lava Group is an important partner to help us expand our footprint and solve the global patient identity challenge,” said Michael Trader,

Smart Applications International orders 500,000 biometric smart cards from OTI

OTI PetroSmart has received an order from Smart Applications International Ltd. for more than 500,000 MediSmart biometric smart cards. OTI’s MediSmart solution is an information management and claims submission system that incorporates contactless smart card and biometric technologies. Using fingerprint authentication technology, MediSmart cards validate patient identity, reducing fraud and impersonation. Kenya-based Smart Applications International will distribute OTI’s MediSmart cards across Kenya and other East African countries to give Smart’s members access to healthcare services in different countries using the

Integrated Biometrics presenting at ID4Africa and other industry events

In an effort to to share know-how and advances in its patented light emitting sensor (LES) film, Integrated Biometrics is sending key members of its leadership and technology team to discuss technological best practices with systems integrators and end users in government, financial, and healthcare marketplaces at multiple high-profile events in the U.S. and overseas this spring. “The past couple of years have seen critical, unforeseen challenges in human migration all across the globe,” said the company’s President Mike Grimes.