The world of biometrics–while often closely associated with Orwellian stories and secret government security–are actually widely used in the modern day, even for fun applications. Of course, biometric tech is still among the most trustworthy in terms of authentication for secure areas, especially when it comes to newer biometrics such as brain wave and palm vein authentication, and even moreso in multibiometric systems.
However, there are also biometric devices now to help you exercise better and to calm yourself in stressful situations. Measuring feedback from our bodies is an effective way to gain insight into ourselves and make wiser decisions.
These ten biometric companies are definitely ones to watch in the field right now.
BehavioSec develops non-invasive biometric authentication methods that analyze user behavior to help prevent fraudulent activity. Even if a system is breached, the intruder must have the ability to mimic the behaviors of the logged in user, else the system will attempt to re-authenticate.
Behavioral biometrics are enabling defensive systems to recover from a security breach in real-time, and BehavioSec is among the companies leading the change.
Most game developers lose money on their creations, and often that loss can be attributed to lack of insight into player experience. According to Sekg’s statistics, only approximately 10% of games offer a return on investment.
Sekg provides high-tech feedback from gamers themselves incorporating smart surveys, game telemetry and recording, and even biometric analysis–all aggregated into a single, streamlined dashboard–to help developers understand how gamers feel about their games so they can make better decisions and increase retention. Of course, with this retention comes profitability.
Sekg is specifically targeting game developers, esports professionals, and streamers.
BaziFIT is working to develop the “most accurate biometrics device in the world.” BaziFIT can accurately measure exercise routines in reps and sets. Users can work closely with personal trainers that specialize in areas where they are weak. BaziFIT can attach to workout aids such as barbells to accurately track user performance beyond just their number of reps.
BaziFIT lets users train in balance, free weights, suspension cords, and more.
OMSignal is developing clothing products that connect to user smartphones to track biometric signals. The OMBra is the first publically available OMSignal clothing product. It measures heart and breathing rate straight from the core of the wearer’s body. The small sensor box can be removed and used with other OMBras for personal convenience.
OMSignal designed the OMBra to fit seamlessly into the wearer’s life to let them exercise and monitor their progress easily with the OMSignals app on iDevices.
HYPR Corp. is working with enterprise-level clients to roll out biometric security systems and convert legacy systems to be compliant with modern biometrics standards. HYPR Corp. has options available for biometric authentication even where BYOD policies are not available. In order to create a robust system, HYPR Corp. uses voice, eye, face, and fingerprint systems.
HYPR Corp. works mainly with Fortune 500 companies to further secure their access controlled environments and help them protect their intellectual property.
AnchorID is offering enterprise-grade security for banking environments that requires no passwords and meets or exceeds current know your customer regulation requirements. AnchorID uses smartphones to process multi factor and biometric authentication for mobile applications and websites alike.
AnchorID recently sold their authentication solution to 400 credit unions and is looking to scale up from there.
B-Secur is developing the next generation of biometric security, internal biometrics. Now that iris and fingerprint scanners have become commonplace, B-secur is producing an ECG-based biometric authentication system to verify a user based on their heartbeat. B-secur already has cooperation from several consumer and enterprise applications.
LaForge Optical produces IoT-enabled smart glasses that can perform a variety of functions including navigation while in Drive Mode, photo capture, and notification and app displays. LaForge Optical integrates with other wearable tech to display information about the wearer’s status as well as being able to play and control music without the need for direct interaction with a smartphone.
Neuromore monitors users’ cognitive efforts in real-time to help with optimization of mental processes. Neuromore trains users to regain control of their mental processes and emotions through the use of practices such as meditation, heart rate variability, and audio-visual training.
Neuromore is helping individuals establish control over their mental faculties in new ways to make sure they are operating as effectively as possible.