October 13, 2020
Healthcare identity authentication company Imprivata and biometrics firm Keyo have introduced a no-touch device that scans a patient's palm to quickly confirm their identity upon check-in.
Once their hand is placed over the device, the tool maps the veins in their palm within seconds and delivers its verdict to Imprivata's broader PatientSecure platform via a USB connection. Of note, the surfaces...
April 29, 2020
Fitness and sleep-tracking smart-ring-maker Motiv has been acquired by Proxy, a company specializing in digital-identity security. The companies announced the purchase in accompanying blog posts, and did not share the terms of the deal.
Proxy CEO Denis Mars wrote that his company has hired "a majority" of Motiv's employees, and will be shifting the focus of Motiv's consumer platform away from...
May 23, 2019
As a consequence of digitalisation, data acquisition related to different aspects of our daily life has become widely available. Monitoring of heart condition, mood or air quality is no longer the domain of specialised laboratories or hospitals, it can be done anytime, anywhere and by anybody. Self-knowledge and self-perception through numbers replace subjective narration based on frame of mind...
April 11, 2018
Today, artificial intelligence-powered mobile biometric recognition company Element landed $12 million in a Series A funding round led by PTB Ventures and GDP Ventures, with additional participation from a number of large banks and telecom carriers in South East Asia.
“At Element, our mission is to deliver identity to the billions who need it, to help build more efficient and inclusive societies...
May 6, 2015
As more and more health sensors are built into mobile devices, the global biometrics market is ramping up. The most recent prediction is that the market will hit $14.9 billion by 2024, up from $2 billion in 2015, according to a report from Tractica.
The biometrics market will see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.3 percent and cumulative revenue of $67.8 billion for the ten-year period,...
November 25, 2009
University of Washington's Babak Parviz believes that the future platform for wireless health will be the contact lens -- that's right, the same ones we visually impaired people wear to improve our vision. If Parviz succeeds contacts will do a lot more than just improve vision (even though they will be able to do that a whole lot better, too.) Here's the opportunity in Parviz's own words:
March 6, 2009
Few would disagree that in the coming years biometric sensors and biosensors combined with body area networks will create a host of new applications and services that will lead to more effective remote monitoring. Those sensors aren't for everyone, however. Premature infants, for example, have very sensitive, fragile skin, which makes attaching sensors a painful experience. GE Global Research...