Friday, September 21, 2018

New touch-free tool for fingerprinting newborns

Photo of an infant fingerprinting tool
Photo: UC San Diego Health

A new contactless fingerprinting tool developed by researchers at the University of California at San Diego improves identification and access to health care and security. The tool, called ION, was designed with a new approach. Instead of scaling a device for adults down to infants, the ION was designed from the ground up — for infants, but also usable for adults in a “human centered design”.

The ION is fast and accurate. It was designed to accommodate the size, movement and behavior of an infant. Current testing finds identification accuracy at 90% on the first day, improving to 99% or better as early as the second day after birth. 

The research team believes the ION fingerprinting tool will provide benefits on a global scale:
  • to reduce the burden of disease by enabling timely vaccinations, helping to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases
  • to secure identity at birth, helping to prevent identity fraud with children
  • to assist refugees displaced by war or natural disaster, helping to provide accurate reporting to enable deliveries of food, aid and care
  • to help in the prevention of human trafficking

The ION is currently in trial at UC San Diego and with collaboration partners in Mexico. The next step is to expand testing to Africa and South Asia. Planned enhancements include the measurement of health biometrics: temperature, pulse, breathing and oxygen.

The ION is not currently available commercially but is expected to be ready for market in the next 12 months. Initial funding for the project was from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Researchers Develop Biometric Tool for Newborn Fingerprinting
New non-touch technology rapidly identifies infants and children

Published by Jackie Carr, Sept, 12, 2018 on the UC San Diego Health | Newsroom

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Friday, September 14, 2018

New driverless Smart Bus with AI and biometric palm recognition

Photo of the Smart Panda Bus
Photo: Geospatial World

Deep Blue Technology, a Shanghai innovator in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry, has launched the "Smart Panda Bus", a self-driving bus with palm recognition technology and an AI assistant designed to respond to passenger queries. The electric engine powered bus is an environmentally friendly solution to moving commuters in the congested traffic of China’s urban areas. Buses are a smart economic solution compared to the large scale planning and construction cost of building or expanding subway systems.

While not specified in the DeepBlue Technology press release, the biometric palm recognition is likely used for identification to authenticate payments. It is also not stated whether print or vein recognition is being used. 

“Using patented key technologies such as deep learning, machine vision, biometrics and advanced payment solutions, [DeepBlue] has been able to develop new breakthrough technologies in diverse fields such as smart cities, self-driving, biological intelligence, AI chips, smart robots, retail, phonetics and semantics, security and education/national defence industry”

DeepBlue Technology has sold Smart Panda Buses to more than 200 cities across China and 500 cities around the world.

DeepBlue Technology Launches Autonomous "Smart Panda Bus" to Bring Bus Rapid Transit to the Next Level 

Published Sept. 3, 2018 on PR Newswire, news provided by DeepBlue Technology

Biometrics and AI Power Self-Driving Smart Bus

Published on Sept. 5, 2018, on

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tim Daniels is new President of Accurate Biometrics

Photo of Tim Daniels, new President of Accurate Biometrics
Peggy Critchfield passes the presidential gavel to Tim Daniels

Accurate Biometrics is proud to announce Timothy Daniels as President of Accurate Biometrics. Tim has been an integral part of the Accurate Biometrics Team for nearly 12 years, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Tim earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. Tim has been recognized most recently with the prestigious award of “Four Under Forty” from the Kelley School of Business. His passion, dedication and strategic vision make Tim the right choice for this new role. Past president Peggy Critchfield moves to Chairman and CEO to focus on long-term planning and strategic initiatives. Please join us in congratulating Tim in his new role. 

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