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Top Biometrics News Stories, Week of May 25


Biometrics Week in Review: Samsung to expand biometrics use, Indian election to impact Aadhaar, new mobile healthcare and fitness app, Authentify supports galaxy S5 fingerprint reader, survey finds biometrics ok for mobile consumer banking apps, voice recognition market to reach $2.5 billion by 2015, Six Flags implement biometric scanners, biometric system to be trialled at Aruba airport, VOXX invests $3 million in eyeLock and a special report on voice biometrics.

Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week.

Samsung smartphones to expand biometrics use with iris recognition – Samsung announced last week that it intends to incorporate biometric sensors into the majority of its mobile devices, including low-cost smartphones.

Indian election to impact Aadhaar – The historic win of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recent national election might result in changes to Aadhaar, the world’s biggest biometrics bank.

Apple to release mobile healthcare and fitness app – The software will be designed to measure biorhythms which include vital body functions and will be designed to track physical activity, respiratory rate, sleep, weight, heart rate, blood pressure, hydration, nutrition and blood sugar.

Authentify supports samsung galaxy S5 fingerprint reader – Authentify announced on Wednesday at the FIDO Alliance Plenary Meeting its support for the Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint reader.

Deloitte survey finds biometrics welcomed for mobile consumer banking apps – The survey found that 72 percent of respondents would welcome the use of biometric identification, such as fingerprints or eye scans, to enable a mobile device, such as a tablet or smartphone, for financial transactions.

Special Report: Voice Biometrics – This report on voice biometrics looks at both speech recognition and speaker/voice recognition and provides a basic analysis of respective market sizes with a look at some of the main vendors controlling the space.

Voice recognition market to reach US$2.5 billion in revenue by 2015 – The research firm estimates that voice recognition will reach US$2.5 billion in revenue by 2015, mainly driven by the banking sector.

Six Flags amusement parks implement biometric scanners – La Ronde is following in the footsteps of other Six Flags amusement parks that are using a fingerprint scanner system for season-pass holders.

Biometrics based airport processing system to be trialled at Aruba airport – Using facial recognition technology and gates, the ‘Happy Flow’ processing system is designed to facilitate a seamless, faster and more intuitive airport experience.

VOXX invests $3 million in biometric solution provider eyeLock – VOXX International has made a $3 million strategic investment in iris-based identity authentication solutions provider EyeLock.

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