Swiss hospital trials 3D finger vein biometrics from Global ID to secure patient records

Swiss hospital trials 3D finger vein biometrics from Global ID to secure patient records

Jura Hospital in Switzerland is testing a 3D finger vein biometric identification system from Global ID to meet requirements for hospitals and other institutions under the country’s E-Health initiative, according to a company announcement translated by Google.

The Swiss Confederation’s E-Health project requires the implementation of strong two-factor authentication for access to patient data. Global ID’s biometric solution was found to offer the strong security, patient data control, and recognition of medical and health professionals even while wearing surgical gloves.

Global ID developed the technology with EPFL’s Security and Cryptography Laboratory, and is continuing to reduce the size of its scanners. The company says scanner size will be halved in the next three months, enabling mobile use.

The various applications of finger vein biometrics are presented by Global ID in a publication which includes testimonials from representatives of the government of Cameroon, multinational IT and consulting company ATOS, and the Jura Hospital. The company publication also describes its three products; the BioID digital identification credential, BioLocker biometric access control, and VeinoPay payment solution.

Deployments of finger vein biometrics are increasing, with Fingopay planning to launch its biometric fintech solution to various tourist and hospitality spots around Manchester over the coming months.

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