Healthcare Biometrics

Biometrics are used in doctors’ offices, hospitals, and other healthcare setting for ensuring accurate patient identification, or for monitoring patients. Applications can include access control or patient record storage. Patient monitoring outside of traditional healthcare settings can also employ biometrics, and biometrics are also being implemented for developing applications like electronic prescriptions and remote diagnosis.

The PGA Tour announced a new partnership with fitness tracking company Whoop to provide live insights into players’ biometrics during…

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Biometric wearables deployed for worker safety, illness detection, therapy trial

Wearables with embedded biometric capabilities from Canaria are being used for safety monitoring, while devices from Garmin and Oura are…

 

Fitbit research suggests wearable biometrics tracking can detect COVID-19

A new research paper published by Fitbit suggests the wearable could be used to detect COVID-19 by monitoring the wearer’s…

 

Imprivata acquires Fairwarning to upgrade digital identity solution for healthcare

Imprivata has acquired patient privacy intelligence firm FairWarning to improve its healthcare-focused digital ID offering. The digital identity solution offered…

 

Are overstated privacy fears holding back biometric patient-matching?

How can the U.S. health care industry meaningfully tap biometrics for patient-matching, something that is assumed will be a boon…

 

Fitness-tracker biometrics predict COVID-19 better than temps

Temperature checks, increasingly disparaged as COVID theater, can be outperformed as an illness indicator by fitness-tracker biometrics and self-reported symptoms,…

 

Innovatrics biometric algorithms used in World Bank’s Senegal healthcare project

Innovatrics has been revealed as a partner with Credence ID in the World Bank project for a biometrics-based solution to the…

 

Biometric registration for Kenya’s universal health coverage scheme underway

A process to capture the biometric data of an initial number of one million poor Kenyan citizens within the framework…

 

Credence ID mobile biometrics selected for better patient management in Senegal

Credence ID has announced it has been chosen to deploy its mobile biometrics and credential reading technology for patient identity…

 

From networks to biometrics: NASA gets cell coverage for moon

Finnish company Nokia has been named as a partner for NASA’s efforts to begin extended human exploration of the moon…

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