LG patents anti-spoof iris recognition method for smartphones

LG Electronics has been awarded a patent for a forgery-detecting iris authentication method for Android mobile devices which appears to leverage a front-facing camera, according to documents published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). According to Android Headlines the patent, filed in June, describes a technology involving the use of a camera, an illumination sensor, and the display to guide the user’s eye with a path illuminated on the display. “Although the present invention is suitable for a wide

Global Iris Recognition Summit 2018

Global Iris Recognition Summit 2018 March 12 – 13 2018 Beijing, China Using biometrics for authentication and human-computer interaction has become an important market trend. Compared to the popular fingerprint recognition and face recognition, iris recognition has prominent advantage in accuracy, stability, reproducibility, living detection and other safety performance. Iris recognition technology began to be widely used in finance, healthcare, security, access control, industrial control and even kids anti-lost. Global Iris Recognition Summit 2018 is the only event focused on

New Lincoln owners to receive complimentary CLEAR membership

Lincoln is collaborating with CLEAR to provide new Lincoln owners with a complimentary CLEAR membership, allowing them to fast-track through security at participating airports and major arenas and stadiums in the United States. At more than 30 participating airports and arenas nationwide, members go to a dedicated CLEAR lane where they are greeted by a CLEAR team member. After a simple finger tap or blink of an eye, members are escorted straight to security screening, bypassing the usual long lines.

BBVA integrates biometric authentication tech from Samsung into banking app

Biometric authentication solution Samsung Pass has been integrated into Spanish bank BBVA’s mobile app to enable consumers with Samsung-compatible smartphones to log in to their account without a login or password. Samsung Pass is based on FIDO specifications, and replaces passwords with fingerprint and facial authentication, as well as iris recognition. “BBVA’s goal is to deliver a fast and user-friendly browsing experience,” explained Raúl Navarrete, BBVA Spain’s Head of Mobile Channels. Iris recognition not only provides agile and seamless access

ViaTouch integrates EyeLock for “high-tech vending machine” AI

Iris recognition technology from EyeLock will be embedded into ViaTouch’s Auto-Retail solution to provide security and personalization, following an integration partnership announced Wednesday. Developed from its real-time, interactive media solution LISA (which stands for Luxery Interactive Smart Shelves), ViaTouch’s Vicki (ViaTouch Intellishelf Cognitive Kinetic Interactions) product uses artificial intelligence to serve as a virtual clerk and high-tech vending machine. EyeLock’s iris authentication technology with dual-eye verification enables a fast, user-friendly experience, according to the announcement. Vicki engages with customers, talk

Technavio report forecasts iris recognition market growth over 20 percent through 2021

Technavio expects the global iris recognition market to grow at a CAGR of nearly 21 percent through 2021, according to research released Monday. The report, “Global Iris Recognition Market 2017-2021,” provides analysis of the market segments, regions, revenues, and emerging trends, and divides the market by categories of government, healthcare, and transportation. Iris recognition technology was widely accepted in government use in 2016, according to the report. “The need to track employees and government initiatives such as e-passports, border control

TBS tests its biometric access control tech with identical twins

Touchless Biometric Systems (TBS) recently welcomed SRF, Swiss Radio and Television broadcasting company, to demonstrate its latest biometric access control technology with identical twins. TBS demonstrated that its 3D FACE facial recognition device, 2D EYE iris recognition device and the 3D TERMINAL touchless fingerprint reader treated each individual differently, even those who seem identical to the naked eye. The demonstration was broadcasted nationally by the SRF. Apple recently admitted that its Face ID authentication feature may not be able to

EFF says TSA facial recognition proposal part of dangerous overreach

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued a “call to action” over a proposal by the U.S. Transportation Safety Authority (TSA) to collect facial images and iris scans under the PreCheck application program, which the EFF says paves the way for “a massive violation of privacy” by the Department of Homeland Security. As previously reported, the TSA ran a pilot project over the summer to evaluate the use of fingerprints by travellers as a boarding pass and identity document at

Vivo and Qualcomm working to improve mobile phone biometrics

Vivo has signed a $4B USD memorandum of understanding with Qualcomm that encompasses technical partnership and patent sharing in mobile-related technologies including biometric authentication. At MWC Shanghai this July, Vivo unveiled the Vivo Under Display fingerprint scanning solution based on Qualcomm fingerprint sensors. Vivo will continue to work with Qualcomm on research and development in the biometrics spaces, particularly 3D facial identification, palm prints, fingerprints, iris scanning and other biometric technologies, to improve the ease-of-use and security of mobile phone

Somaliland using iris recognition technology in upcoming election

Somaliland’s upcoming presidential election on November 13 marks the first use of iris-based biometrics technology in an African election, according to a report by All Africa. The first members of a team of 60 international election observers — who are hoping for a successful and conflict-free Presidential elections — arrived in Hargeisa last week. The British government funded International Election Observation Mission (EOM) was invited by Somaliland’s National Electoral Commission (NEC). “The EOM is particularly hopeful that the implementation of