Mobey Forum publishes biometrics in payments paper

Mobey Forum has published a new whitepaper entitled “Biometrics in Payments: Touching Convenience”, which focuses on the applicability of biometrics as a method of identification, authentication and authorization for services in mobile banking and payments services. The study is based on a survey Mobey Forum conducted earlier this year that questioned 235 respondents from Europe, North America and the Middle East — 59% of which were from banks and other financial institutions and 32% were from solution providers. In the

MIT-developed software analyzes Wi-Fi signals to recognize human silhouettes through walls

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has developed software that analyzes the variations in Wi-Fi signals to recognize human silhouettes through walls, according to a report by Gizmodo. In a study published by MIT, the researchers discuss the RF-Capture device, which transmits wireless signals and then analyzes the reflections of those signals to construct a human form. The technology serves as an extension of another solution the researchers have been developing for a few years. The team previously used

Anoka County sheriff using BI2 Technologies iris recognition to ID inmates

The Anoka County jail has been using BI2 Technologies’ Inmate Identification and Recognition System (IRIS) since August, making it the first in Minnesota to implement iris recognition identification technology for inmates, according to a report by the Star Tribune. Using IRIS, jail personnel are able to capture high-resolution iris images of the 11,000 inmates booked into the facility each year, and store the images for future use. Inmates’ irises are also captured to verify their identities when moved to and

Ghana leading West African States’ implementation of biometric ID cards

Ghana is leading the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) initiative to provide biometric identification cards to all citizens next year, according to a report by Citi FM Online. The move comes almost a year after ECOWAS announced it would launch the biometric identity card program in 2016 as a way to ensure the unrestricted movement of community citizens, goods and services in line with the reformed ECOWAS treaty. The biometric identification card will replace the travel certificate that

Key Forensic Services purchases rapid DNA system from IntegenX

Key Forensics Services Ltd, the exclusive provider of the RapidHIT DNA system to police and other law enforcement agencies in the UK, announced it is to be the first organization in the world to purchase the new RapidHIT ID from IntegenX. Based on the multi-unit purchase, KFS will be able to offer the second-generation rapid DNA tool and disposable cartridge system to all its customers. KFS will validate and accredit the RapidHIT ID System, enabling the company to offer another

BioBe research finds that individuals can be identified based on their microbiomes

The Biology and the Built Environment Center (BioBE) at the University of Oregon has published a new report in the journal PeerJ which finds that each microbiome emited by people contains a unique signature that can be used to identify the person it stemmed from, according to a report by Healthline. The researchers created an experimental chamber at BioBE which featured advanced controls that allowed them to configure the room’s airflow, temperature, and humidity levels. Lined with anti-static plastic sheeting,

MorphoTrak opens technology facility in West Virginia

MorphoTrak announced it has opened its first West Virginia facility in Morgantown. The company plans to establish a Program Management and Engineering office at the new facility, for which it will recruit a team of local, experienced and well-qualified professionals to manage and support high-technology engineering projects. “We see many benefits from establishing our first Morpho facility in Morgantown,” said Steve Vinsik, vice president of MorphoTrak’s criminal justice and public security business unit. “This strategic location reflects our commitment to

BIS Research forecasts global biometrics market to reach $25.31B in 2020

Market analyst group BIS Research has authored a new report entitled “Global Biometric Authentication & Identification Market: Focus On Modality, Motility & Application – Estimation & Forecast, 2015-2020”, which forecasts the global biometric market will grow from $10.08 billion in 2014 to $25.31 billion in 2020. This significant growth in the global biometrics market represents an estimated CAGR of 16.56% from 2015 to 2020. The report states that the majority of the demand is sourced out of APAC and Middle

Techshino making inroads in China’s growing biometrics market

Techshino is a leading Chinese biometric firm, providing multi-modal biometric identification solutions including iris, fingerprint, face, and security token products. Founded in 1997, Techshino focuses on developing proprietary technologies. The Chinese-based firm has three R&D centers in the country and specializes in transforming technological discoveries into products. Techshino considers transformation through research and technology its specialty and core competency. Its technologies and products are trusted by industries that include: financial services, healthcare, transportation, government, public security, and education. The firm

AqTronics Technologies to distribute Next Biometrics’ products in India

Next Biometrics Group ASA announced it has signed an agreement with AqTronics Technologies to distribute its line of biometric identification products in India, one of the largest biometric markets in the world. “We have searched to find the best partner in the vast and fast growing market in India,” said Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO of Next Biometrics. “There is great demand for our new fingerprint sensor modules being launched in the past months, and we believe AqTronics is the perfect channel