Published Date : Aug 17, 2016
The manufacturers of biometric sensors are going one step ahead to add extra features in the products apart from them being primarily used as devices to manage secure access.
For instance, recently GE was in the news as it announced its developments in wearable medical devices such as medical sensors of the size of a Band-Aid. These medical sensors detect heart rate and analyze sweat, blood pressure, and blood oxygen.
The developments in the biometric sensors have been remarkable over the past few years. The introduction of technology has helped key manufacturers in developing new varieties of biometric sensors.
Biometric Sensors in Smartphones
The use of biometric sensors in smartphones is increasing every year. Recently, Gionee M6 featured FPC biometric sensors in their new smartphones for enhanced mobile biometrics. Further, it is expected that by 2018, many smartphones will feature biometric sensors such as fingerprint sensors. The increasing demand for fingerprint sensors for smartphones and various other smart devices is expected to propel the global market for biometric sensors.
The global biometric sensors market is one of the fastest-growing markets in the technology and media industry. With many new manufacturers of biometric sensors entering the mainstream, the market is expected to be highly competitive in the next five years.
The rising application of biometric sensors in various industries such as sports, commercial centers, banking, airports, offices, and shopping malls is predicted to benefit the global biometric sensors market. The demand for finger scan, facial scan, voice scan, iris scan, and hand scan biometric sensors is expected to be the highest in the global market.
Biometric Sensors and LEDs at Olympics – A Proof of Innovation
The use of biometric sensors was the major highlight at the ongoing Olympics in Rio. LED biosensors are being strapped to the runners, cyclists, gymnasts, and other athletes to capture their movements, acceleration, heart rate, muscle activity, and other important factors. This is helping the athletes to measure their performance after every event. The biometric sensors are connected with LED lights that display real-time information in colorful lights. This proves that the use of biometric sensors is increasing in the sports industry.