UMANICK shortlisted to enter Startupbootcamp Digital Health Miami 2016

UMANICK announced today that it has been shortlisted to enter Startupbootcamp Digital Health Miami 2016. Startupbootcamp is Europe’s largest business accelerator, operating 10 accelerators across Europe and one in Singapore, each focused on an industry suited to the location. Digital Health Miami is the first Startupbootcamp program in the US, and it has a $2 Million grant from the Knight Foundation to support companies that are innovating in healthcare and focused on the eradication of healthcare disparities in the United

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

Umanick to promote IriTech iris recognition healthcare app in Spain

Following a successful pilot of IriTech’s iris mobile solution, Umanick will promote the biometric ID app to penetrate the biometric healthcare market in Spain. Earlier this year, Umanick piloted IriTech’s iris healthcare app at Arrixaca Hospital in Murcia, Spain to identity patients before blood transfusions and chemotherapy treatments. The biometric solution continues to be used at the hospital to help identify about 80 patients daily before crucial medical tests. The solution includes an IriShield camera which connects directly to an

Simprints bringing its mobile biometrics solution to Nepal

Fingerprint technology firm Simprints is rolling out its biometric fingerprint scanners in July as part of a digital healthcare program by the non-profit ‘Possible’ in Nepal. Earlier this year, SimPrints co-founders Toby Norman, Tristram Norman and Daniel Storisteanu were recognized in the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 social entrepreneurs list for their impact in developing medical record-keeping technology for developing countries. Simprints’ fingerprint technology creates a unique digital identity based on a fingerprint, allowing healthcare workers in remote areas to

CMITech demonstrates new iris recognition system at UMANICK offices

Iris recognition technology firm CMITech COO Philip Tusa recently visited the Valencia, Spain offices of UMANICK’s — the principal integrator of CMITech products in Europe — to demonstrate its new EF-45 iris recognition system that the company is about to bring to market. The move comes a few months after CMITech previewed EF-45 at the connect:ID exhibition in Washington DC in March. CMITech’s new EF-45 model is designed particularly for access control and time and attendance applications, as well as

Fingerprint Cards touch sensor in MeReal’s biometric smart card

MeReal Biometrics unveiled its biometric smart card with Fingerprint Cards (FPC) touch sensor FPC1011 at the recent RISE tech conference in Hong Kong, According to a statement by the company, FPC’s key product advantages include low power consumption, fast response time and industry leading 3D image quality, features FPC says may be even more important in the smartcard segment. MeReal Biometrics’ patented “computer on a card” is manufactured in France and combines the FPC1011 fingerprint sensor, a dual acoustic /

Biometrics technology tops round in CHIME National Patient ID challenge

Healthcare IT News is reporting that CHIME has named two winners of the “Concept Blitz Round” of the National Patient ID Challenge it launched with HeroX. Launched in January, the CHIME/HeroX challenge seeks innovative ways to help U.S. providers reliably, accurately, privately and safely identify patients. A panel of five independent judges narrowed the 113 entrants down to 23 semifinalists and then eight finalists. The $30,000 winners of the “Concept Blitz Round” were Michael Braithwaite and Mark Schroeder. Braithwaite devised

MeReal Biometrics unveils new card technology card at RISE

MeReal Biometrics unveiled its new card technology at the RISE tech conference this week in Hong Kong. MeReal Biometrics’ patented “computer on a card” is manufactured in France and combines a fingerprint sensor, a dual acoustic / RFID signature, and a rechargeable battery on a traditional wallet-sized payments card, suitable for the payments and banking, access and identity, loyalty and healthcare markets. Users activate the card with their fingerprint. When using phone banking or a payment app, the user can

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