SimPrints wins £250,000 from Gates Foundation to develop fingerprint scanner

UK start-up SimPrints announced it has received a £250,000 grant in funding to develop a fingerprint scanner that some are calling a “game-changer” in global healthcare, according to Cambridge News. The grant comes from Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Cambridge’s ARM has partially matched this grant with an additional US$150,000 in funding. The Saving Lives at Birth challenge awards funding to the most promising technological advancements in combating maternal

Intel, 50 Cent collaborate on biometric headphones that measure heart activity

SMS Audio, the audio headphone and accessories brand owned by 50 Cent, is set to announce its new line of biometric headphones based on Intel’s health monitoring technology, according to a report by Gizmodo. The entertainer told the WSJ earlier this week that SMS Audio has partnered with a major tech firm to launch a new product later this week. According to unnamed sources cited in the Gizmodo report, BioSport In-Ear is a biometric earbud based on Intel’s prototype health

Intel, Michael J. Fox developing smartwatch app to help Parkinson’s patients

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) and Intel Corporation announced they are partnering to gather and analyze biometric data from smartwatch devices worn by Parkinson’s patients. The project is designed to help those individuals with Parkinson’s more effectively manage the disease and develop research that will lead to better treatments and, potentially, a cure. “The answers are within us. We just need to find a way to let people into our brains both literally and figuratively to help us figure

BIO-key International, Experian Public Sector to provide enhanced ID verification using biometrics

BIO-key International announced it is partnering with Experian Public Sector to provide combined, streamlined multi-factor ID proofing services and fraud prevention. As a result of the partnership, BIO-key will provide its fingerprint-based biometric identification technology along with Experian’s suite of identity verification products, to offer comprehensive identity proofing for authentication transactions. “By adding BIO-key’s world class technology to our industry-leading suite of fraud solutions which includes Precise ID, Experian customers will be able to positively ID an enrolled individual during

Researchers using facial recognition technology to predict human lifespan

A professor at the University of Illinois is currently developing a new method of facial recognition technology to help predict a person’s lifespan, according to a report by The Washington Post. Jay Olshansky, PhD, first came up with the idea for the research project while talking to an insurance company employee who complained that he only had a short period of time to assess people’s survival prospects. Olshansky told the Post that “some people tend to senesce, or grow older,

Hitachi Europe and MIG Int. launch mobile Wi-Fi finger vein scanners for Turkish hospitals

Hitachi Europe and MIG Int. announced the launch of mobile Wi-Fi scanners, which use finger vein authentication technology to analyze the pattern of the vein inside an individual’s finger to securely identify patients at the point of care. Using Hitachi’s finger vein authentication technology as its foundation, the ‘BIOMIG’ devices are slowly being implemented at private hospitals, hospital groups and dialysis centres, as well as the Memorial Healthcare Group, throughout Turkey. As reported in Digital Journal the past couple of

SpeechTEK 2014

August 18-20, 2014 New York, NY The Smart Customer Interaction Event Enterprises succeed or fail based on interactions with their customers. If customers are able to obtain the information they need and purchase goods and services they want, the enterprise will be successful. This year’s SpeechTEK program concentrates on how to automate interactions between businesses and customers using the latest technologies. Understanding how to use these technologies to design, implement, and deploy automated or semi-automated customer interaction systems is key

Georgia Hospital Deploys M2SYS Biometric Patient Identification Solution

M2SYS Healthcare Solutions announced that Archbold Memorial Hospital has installed RightPatient, the company’s biometrics patient identification management solution designed to boost patient safety and medical data integrity. RightPatient works to provide an accurate patient ID system that lets Archbold Memorial Hospital staff perform a rapid biometric search to instantly pull up a patient’s medical record. Prior to signing with M2SYS, Archbold Memorial Hospital was looking for an identification matching system that could help to cut down on human errors, curb

Facial recognition technology could be used to help find missing children and identify genetic disorders

Researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) have developed a facial recognition tool that they say can be used to quickly match photos of children with their biological parents, along with determining photos of missing children as they get older, as recently presented at the IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Columbus, Ohio. Led by graduate student Afshin Dehghan, the UCF’s Center for Research in Computer Vision team initially launched the project using a database that holds

BioSig-ID introduces “biosignature” biometrics to Epic EMR software

Biometric Signature ID recently announced that it has released an authentication solution for use with Epic’s electronic medical record (EMR) software. Epic makes software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations. The firm’s integrated software spans clinical, access and revenue functions and extends into the home. Users of Epic’s electronic medical record software will now have access to Biometric Signature ID’s unique suite of “biosignature” authentication products including its Web-based application. The integration of “biosignature” identity