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Commercial Applications

Biometrics are used in retail and customer-facing settings for point-of-sales services such as payments, access control in systems for purposes such as shoplifting prevention, and identification or characteristic analysis for personalization or customer insights. Access control systems are also increasingly used for automated commercial applications, such as hotel check-ins. Typically, these use palm vein, fingerprint, iris recognition, facial recognition.

 

Carnegie Mellon University to set up New Pedo-Biometrics Research and Identity Automation Lab

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers are turning to human feet as new biometric identifier. With $1.5 million per year, CMU’s…

 

Secure Planet’s Biometric Android app released on Google Play

Secure Planet has recently launched a free Android phone application called Secure BioID-Lite App on Google Play Andriod app store….

 

FBI certifies BI2 Technologies multi-modal biometric mobile ID device

B12 Technologies’ Mobile Offender Recognition and Information System, otherwise known as MORIS, recently received a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)…

 

Precise Biometrics releases interim report to shareholders

According to Precise Biometrics’ recent interim report to shareholders, the firm had a number of major achievements over the past…

 

Price for DNA Sequencing within our reach 5 to 10 years from now

It’s only a question of time before the price for DNA sequencing will become so cheap that it’s within our…

 

Spy planes, sensors, biometrics detect IEDs

Spy planes, sensors and biometrics have helped curb explosives that threaten US troops in Afghanistan. There have been significant increases…

 

Animetrics establishes new D.C. office

Animetrics, a leading developer of 2-D to 3-D face recognition solutions, has announced that its new Washington D.C office will…

 

Cross Match technologies acquired by Francisco Partners

Francisco Partners, a global private equity firm focused on investments in technology and technology-enabled services business, has acquired Cross Match…

 

U.S. Senate to examine privacy and facial recognition technology

On Wednesday, July 18, Senator Al Franken, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law,…

 

Researchers develop robotic leg by studying biometric gait recognition

Researchers at the University of Arizona have developed a robotic leg that perfectly mimics how a real person walks. The…

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