Biometrics Industry Spreading Across Multiple Sectors

Published Date : Mar 16, 2016

For quite a while now, data security has remained a key motive for most companies to take certain precautions against the theft of their intellectual property or any classified data. This include military reports and medical information that is protected by the confidentiality between patients and a medical expert. Therefore, security has become a major concern inside various sectors such as defense, healthcare, and manufacturing. Usually. A biometric device will measure and analyze the required parameters maintained for identification. From a fundamental perspective, a biometric system consists of a biometric reader or even a scanner, along with a receiver which is paired with a computer for analyzing the input. The input can be stored in a database or even cross-checked against existing prints from the database. This achieves multiple things, the most important one being keeping unfriendly people at bay. It can also allow the company or an organization to keep track of the number of people entering and exiting a location.

Modern Biometric Applications and Types
Recently, a team of researchers developed a software that can identify personnel during healthcare related calling. The in-call biometric scanner can detect the speech pattern and voice of the person on the phone and match it with an existing database. This can help maintain doctor-patient confidentiality and avoid revealing of information to unwanted people. It can also save time by authenticating further processes such as scheduling visits and processing transactions.

In another effort, Integrated Biometrics, a leading players in the global market for biometric systems, has developed a fingerprint scanner that can take in as many as ten prints in less than ten seconds. Apart from its speed, the scanner also allows the advantage of being able to pair it with a smartphone or a laptop in order to speed up the identification process.

As for mobile biometrics, the technology has been obtained by most of the top players in the global smartphone market, including Xiaomi, LG, Huawei, Apple, Samsung, and Nokia. The scope of using mobile biometrics has advanced even further after the advent of the Internet of things, which has allowed the proliferation of this technology into the industries of pharmacy and healthcare.