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.

A biometric platform built by LCT Africa, a Nairobi-based ICT startup in Kenya, is now helping to facilitate the management…

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Ghana to trial biometric solution from Simprints for vaccine delivery program

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced plans to use Simprints’ award-winning vaccine management biometric solution to identity citizens within…

 

SecuGen fingerprint biometrics selected to secure medication in care facilities

Medication cart provider Phoenix LTC has chosen SecuGen biometrics to upgrade its StatSafe product line, an automated medication management system…

 

NEC and BioRugged provide thermal cameras to fight COVID, biometric solution launched by WildFaces

NEC and BioRugged are helping deploy systems for body temperature checks in Kenya and South Africa, respectively, for COVID-19 spread…

 

ID2020 and Bangladesh government issue RFP for biometrics-linked healthcare digital ID

A request for proposals (RFP) has been published as part of a collaborative effort to provide a portable, biometrics-backed digital…

 

Apple Watch biometric readings for COVID detection investigated

Apple has partnered with researchers from the University of Washington (UW) to explore how the Apple Watch could help predict…

 

The pulse in your face and an app could replace biometric health monitors

A biometrics idea for contactless monitoring of blood pressure and other health indicators has shown up in a pair of…

 

Role of biometrics in healthcare highlighted by Idemia in Panacea seminar

A seminar organized by Horizon 2020 research and innovation project Panacea took place last week, highlighting the role of biometrics…

 

Digital ID healthcare partnerships and solutions expand

Mastercard has formed a new partnership to offer smartphone-based healthcare digital ID, while Imprivata is extending its regional reach and…

 

New patents signal dawn of optical health biometrics scanners in smartphones

Innovative and convenient health monitoring tools are set to enter smartphones as the health biometrics industry sees continued growth. While…

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