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Top biometrics news stories, week ending July 6


Biometrics Week in Review: biometric sensors in smartwatch and smartphone, new biometric ID card for India, finger vein recognition, biometrics2014, biometrics at concerts and in your car and a special report on national and civil ID

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

Microsoft’s rumored smartwatch to be equipped with biometric sensors – Microsoft will apparently launch its new smartwatch platform in October, which will be equipped with 11 biometric

India to identify all citizens in three years, issue new biometrics card – India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh gave government officials a three-year deadline to identify citizens through the National Population Register (NPR).

Samsung to release second smartphone with fingerprint sensors – the new smartphone will include hardware that its earlier smaller flagship versions omitted, including fingerprint technology for added security and convenience.

Fujisoft forms partnership with Mofiria to offer finger vein recognition – Fujisoft has entered into a strategic partnership with Mofiria to offer advanced finger vein authentication (FVA) solutions.

Special Report: National and Civil ID – This report by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. examines the numerous electronic credentials and processes emerging within the National and Civil ID market.

New startup measures biometrics, crowd analytics at concerts – Entrepreneur and music producer Rana June has launched a new startup called Lightwave which aims to measure biometric data at concerts and other live events.

Biometrics 2014 launches final conference agenda, Samsung to keynote – The Biometrics Institute has recently announced several new speaker additions and updates leading up to its Biometrics 2014 event.

Ford, Intel research explores facial recognition and gesture UI in vehicles – Ford and Intel announced they have been collaborating on a new research initiative that explores new functions for the connected car.

ImageWare signs $1M deal to provide biometric driver license system for Baja California – ImageWare announced it will facilitate a multi-modal biometric driver license system for the state of Baja California, Mexico.

Georgia Hospital Deploys M2SYS Biometric Patient Identification Solution – M2SYS announced that Archbold Memorial Hospital has installed RightPatient, the company’s patient identification management solution.

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