Valencell releases new biometric sensor modules; announces new integration

Valencell has released two new versions of its Benchmark sensor systems, the biometric sensor modules that incorporates the company’s PerformTek biometric technology, experience and expertise. The two new designs include Benchmark BE2.0, a version designed for hearables, and Benchmark BW2.0, a 2-LED version of the original Benchmark sensor system for wearables worn at the wrist and arm. The two new modules both have a smaller footprint and more power efficiency than past models, while improving on Valencell’s accuracy. Benchmark sensor

STMicroelectronics, Valencell launch biometric sensor platform for wearables, IoT

Valencell and semiconductor firm STMicroelectronics have launched a highly accurate and scalable development kit for biometric wearables. The kit includes ST’s compact SensorTileturnkey multi-sensor module integrated with Valencell’s Benchmark biometric sensor system, which deliver a set of sensors to support the most advanced wearable use cases. “Valencell’s Benchmark solution leverages the high accuracy of ST’s MEMS sensor technology along with SensorTile’s miniature form factor, flexibility, and STM32 open development environment-based ecosystem,” said Tony Keirouz, vice president of marketing and applications

Valencell marks three years of triple digit growth

Valencell has achieved a third consecutive year of triple digit growth for its biometric wearable technology in 2016 with a 360 percent increase in companies who have acquired Valencell technology over last year. The company also reports robust interest in its technology for hearables for fitness and healthcare applications. Valencell develops performance biometric sensor technology and provides this patent-protected technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, wearable and hearable device makers, sports and fitness brands, medical device makers, and gaming companies for

Valencell brings its biometric sensor technology to Digital Health Technology Expo

Valencell was among a select group of technology and consumer electronics companies invited to exhibit at last week’s Digital Health Technology Expo, sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and held at the FDA’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Valencell demonstrated its biometric sensor technology and its ability to accurately measure RR-interval in wearable devices worn in numerous form-factors. The Expo also featured presentations from the CTA, FDA, the U.S. Department of

Valencell technology integrated into smartwatch delivers biometric monitoring to banking customers

Valencell, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) and Z-Smart have integrated Valencell’s PerformTek technology in G&D’s new payments-focused smartwatch targeting the banking industry. Three large banks across China will begin providing the watch to banking customers who open new bank accounts for use with their accounts, with more banks to follow. Benchmark sensor systems incorporate all of Valencell’s patent-protected PerformTek biometric sensor technology in pre-packaged system for immediate integration in wearables of all kinds, helping to accelerate time-to-market and streamline product development.

Biometrics research, facial recognition, authentication and access control trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Research and development Researchers at Mu’tah University in Jordan are using an artificial intelligence algorithm and biometrics to identify a person using hand geometry and more specifically, the “V” signs terrorists sometimes make when posing for photos or videos. Ahmad Hassanat and his team told the MIT Technology Review: “Identifying a person using a small part of the hand is a challenging

Valencell raises $11M; plans to accelerate R&D in biometric wearable technology

Valencell has secured $11M in Series D financing and plans to use the funds to continue its triple-digit growth and accelerate its innovation in accurate biometric wearable technology. This round of financing was led by GII Tech, a new venture fund being launched by UAE-based financial services company GII LLC. Existing investors TDF Ventures and WSJ Joshua Fund also participated bringing the total amount of funding raised to date to $24.5 million. “Biometric sensors are becoming ‘must-have’ features in wearable

Biometrics and banking, fingerprint authentication, wearables and security applications most popular this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Fingerprints Morpho has been selected by Australia’s Victoria Police to update biometric capture devices already in use and to increase the number of one-stop livescan fingerprint, palmprint and face capturing stations at up to 92 police stations across metropolitan and remote locations. The kiosks provide significant efficiency gains by allowing police to quickly and accurately collect and verify identity information. Qualcomm CEO

Valencell demonstrates wearable sensor technology at CES 2016

Valencell exclusively talked to BiometricUpdate.com last week about its biometric sensor integration package at at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. According to Ryan Kraudel, the firm’s Vice President of Marketing, Valencell develops high-performance biometric sensor technology and licenses its patent-protected technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, mobile device and accessory makers, sports and fitness brands, gaming companies, first-responder and military suppliers for integration into their products. Valencell’s PerformTek-powered sensor technology is reportedly the most accurate wearable biometric sensor

Biometrics firm Valencell files patent infringement suit against Apple, Fitbit over heart rate sensor technology

On Monday, Valencell filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against both Apple, Inc. and Fitbit, Inc. Valencell alleges that the two companies knowingly and wrongly used its technology without obtaining a license and that Apple’s and Fitbit’s products infringe on Valencell’s intellectual property, including United States patent numbers 8,923,941, 8,886,269, 8,929,965 and 8,989,830. In a statement provided by the company Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President of Valencell said, “Since 2006,