India to use Aadhaar to provide universal healthcare

The Indian government plans to use its national Aadhaar biometric database to deploy its newly proposed universal healthcare program. As part of the new national government’s manifesto, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised radical reforms in healthcare with the introduction of the “National Health Assurance Mission” (NHAM) scheme. The new program’s goal is to provide accessible and affordable healthcare to every Indian citizen. In order to achieve this goal, the Indian government intends to use Aadhaar as means of identification

Indiana hospital implements CrossChx biometric fingerprint identification system

Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Indiana recently implemented fingerprint scanners from CrossChx, which scans patients’ fingerprints to generate a code linking them to their medical information, according to a report by The Courier-Journal. Crosschx’s system is comprised of fingerprint scanners and their accompanying SafeChx software. It works with Floyd Memorial Hospital’s electronic health record system, enabling administration staff to efficiently register their patients and accurately verify their identities. SafeChx scans the patient’s finger and generates a unique identifier based

New Frontier Group to integrate BehavioSec’s behavioral authentication solution in online banking

New Frontier Group and BehavioSec announced they have partnered to integrate BehavioSec’s Behavioral Authentication into New Frontier Group’s online banking solution, as well as to resell Behaviosec to NFG customers. New Frontier Group will implement BehavioSec’s multi layered approach for authentication and verification purposes to boost the security of its iBanking solution, all without using any additional hardware. BehavioSec’s solution maps a profile behavior “fingerprint” based on the individual’s keystroke dynamics or smartphone input such as gestures, touch pressure and

Identify Security Software demonstrates biometric authentication platform

Identify Security Software announced it has released a new security authentication platform iDentifyME, which perpetually observes, records and updates the person’s appearance and unique biometric characteristics to verify his or her identity. Identify Security Software said that the iDentifyME platform provides a more accurate and secure identity authentication process than the current biometric practices of comparing photos of a person’s face, iris pattern or fingerprint. “In order to remove the burden of self identification from the client, the authentication process

Bodet installs biometric time attendance system at Stapleford Park hotel

Stapleford Park Country House Hotel and Sporting Estate in Leicestershire, UK has installed Bodet’s biometric time and attendance system to accurately monitor and track attendance for its staff, which includes casual and agency staff. The hotel has over 150 employees on staff working various shifts around the clock, making it difficult to monitor staff attendance. Previously, Stapleford Park management used time sheets to keep track of staff attendance, but the method proved to be time consuming for both non-salaried staff

MasterCard biometric verification system achieves 98% success rate in pilot

MasterCard said that its biometric verification system, which combines both voice and facial recognition, has achieved a 98% success rate in its pilot trials, according to a report by FinExtra. The credit card firm recently held a closed pilot trial to gain a deeper understanding of consumer interaction with voice and facial recognition. “We created a beta mobile app which we tested in an ecommerce environment on over 14,000 transactions,” said MasterCard. “The test group, drawn from MasterCard employees around

More than 30,000 Australians registered voiceprints with ATO in biometric authentication rollout

The Australian Taxation Office announced that it has recorded more than 30,000 “voiceprints” from Australian citizens since the agency rolled out its new biometric authentication system, according to a report by ZDNet. Using voice recognition technology, the ATO‘s voiceprint system generates a digital representation of the sound, rhythm, physical characteristics, and patterns in a person’s voice. The ATO said that the new system is designed to curb identity theft as well as replace the previous password and answer based verification

ImageWare Systems introduces mobile biometric authentication app

ImageWare Systems introduced GoVerifyID, a mobile application that provides out-of-band biometric authentication from a mobile device, at Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas this past week. Using multi-modal biometrics with a mobile device, ImageWare’s GoVerifyID provides out-of-band verification, does not require any mobile front-end coding and can also be integrated into existing enterprise applications. The solution can be purchased via license or subscription as part of the company’s identity-as-a-services offering, GoCloudID. ImageWare CTO David Harding delivered a presentation entitled “Mobile

Apple rumoured to launch iWallet app using fingerprint sensors to make purchases

Apple is preparing to launch its ‘iWallet’ app, which would allow customers to use the iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor to verify their identity to securely and conveniently make retail purchases in stores, BiometricUpdate.com has learned in a report on The Information. So far, it is believed that Visa has signed on to partner with the app, per a report in the Daily Mail, which is expected to launch this fall alongside the new iPhone 6. The Information claims “conversations

Identification and verification firm Facebanx joins the Biometrics Institute

Facebanx announced it has joined the Biometrics Institute, bringing the member count to 155 including Gemalto, Hitachi Europe, Nuance Communications and Unisys. “We are very pleased to welcome Facebanx,” said Isabelle Moeller, CEO of the Biometrics Institute. “Facebanx represents a growing industry where new companies are pushing biometric technology into the mainstream and their solutions cover many different markets.” Since launching face recognition solutions in early 2013, Facebanx has more recently added voice recognition and ID document capture capabilities to