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Wearable Technology

Smart wearable devices are becoming an increasingly popular form of identification using biometric measurements and are set to replace traditional password and chip and pin authentication methods while continuing to assist both the fitness and medical industries.


Top biometrics news stories, week of June 22

Biometrics Week in Review: New biometrics testing facility, Facebook rejects biometrics, Nuance Communications, biometrics market valuation, Aadhaar and NPR, biometric…


5.5 billion users of mobile and wearable biometrics by 2019: Goode Intelligence

In its latest analyst report, Goode Intelligence has forecasted that by 2019 there will be 5.5 billion users of mobile and…


Biometric sensor firm Valencell secures $7M in funding, names CEO

Biometric data sensor technology provider Valencell announced on Tuesday it has secured more than $7 million in Series C financing….


Top biometrics news stories, week of June 8

Biometrics Week in Review: Apple debuts TouchID API, Facial recognition 30% more accurate, NEC launches MAG1C, facial recognition vending machines,…


Samsung shows off SAMI platform, smartwatch for measuring health data

Samsung recently laid out an architecture for biometric health information, as well as a cloud platform and smartwatch for storing…


Synaptics CEO’s comments spark rumors of Samsung wearables with fingerprint sensors

It’s likely we’ll see Samsung wearables with embedded Synaptic fingerprint sensors in the near future. This is according to Synaptics CEO…


Apple to release mobile healthcare and fitness app

Apple is working on a mobile app designed to track healthcare and fitness levels. According to a recently published report…


Zwipe joins the FIDO Alliance

Zwipe has joined the FIDO Alliance, the group announced recently. “As we continue to transition from ‘start-up mode,’ it only made…


Bionym and PasswordBox announce strategic partnership

PasswordBox has announced a strategic partnership with Bionym to enable a system for users of the Nymi bracelet to authenticate on personal…


Silicon Labs launches digital ultraviolet index sensors

Silicon Labs has introduced what it says is the industry’s first single-chip digital ultraviolet index sensor ICs designed to track UV…

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