Simprints wins funding from Saving Lives at Birth

Simprints fingerprint scanning technology for newborn prints is one of 15 projects that has securing new funding from Saving Lives at Birth (SL@B) to develop and refine its innovations. Simprints is a nonprofit tech company out of the University of Cambridge that is building an affordable, secure, rugged, open-source fingerprint system that works in the world’s toughest settings. Its technology creates a unique digital identity based on a fingerprint, allowing healthcare workers in remote areas to access patient records on

Simprints lands grand prize at Women Startup Challenge Europe

Fingerprint technology firm Simprints, and its co-founder Alexandra Grigore, are the grand prize winner of the Women Startup Challenge Europe. Simprints is a nonprofit tech company from the University of Cambridge that is building an affordable, secure, rugged, open-source fingerprint system that works in the world’s toughest settings. Its technology creates a unique digital identity based on a fingerprint, allowing healthcare workers in remote areas to access patient records on a mobile device. The algorithm in the biometric scanner is

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

SimPrints founders recognized by Forbes for fingerprint solution for healthcare access

SimPrints co-founders Toby Norman, Tristram Norman and Daniel Storisteanu have been recognized in the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 social entrepreneurs list for their impact in developing medical record-keeping technology for developing countries. SimPrints, which is partly funded by the Gates Foundation, has developed a pocket-sized fingerprint scanner that provides individuals in the developing world improved healthcare with an easy way to access medical records of patients in the developing world. According to its website, SimPrints also sees application of

Biometrics and payments, twins dupe facial recognition and fingerprint authentication top this week’s news

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. In one of the more unusual stories this week, facial recognition software used by Georgia’s Department of Motor Vehicles was unable to differentiate between teenage twin sisters applying for driving permits. At the Biometrics 2015 conference held earlier this month, Unique Biometrics founder and CEO Nithin Kumar provided a video demonstration of the company’s new USB iris scanner, Hummingbird 1.0, designed and assembled

Redgate Software working on code for open source fingerprint system

A team from Redgate Software will spend a week developing the code for an open source fingerprint system designed to improve the quality of living of people in the developing world. The biometric identification system is used by SimPrints, a non profit tech firm working with the Gates Foundation and charities like Médecins Sans Frontières to design a low-cost fingerprint scanner that healthcare workers can use in developing countries to identify and view patient’s health records on a mobile device.

Simprints develops small fingerprint scanner for healthcare in the developing world

Four British postgraduate students have successfully built a pocket-sized fingerprint scanner designed to help individuals in the developing world get improved access to healthcare, according to a report by the Business Insider. Simprints, which is funded by the Gates Foundation, has developed a fingerprint scanner that provides health workers with an easy way to access medical records of patients in the developing world. After realizing that most fingerprint scanners were designed for westernized applications, such as commercial and criminal justice

Top biometrics news stories, week of August 24

Here’s a recap of most popular biometrics industry news and reports that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Biometrics Week in Review: mobile biometric authentication report, SimPrints, Gates Foundation, NEC, Chams Plc, Anil Jain, EyeVerify, Trustonic, Fingerprint Cards, law enforcement biometrics market report and fingerprint access control for dispensaries in Illinois. Special Report: Mobile Biometric Authentication – This report examines how the total market for mobile biometrics will increase due to smartphone growth and the drive for password supplantation and

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