The Easter bombings in Sri Lanka last month reminded all of us that the world can be a pretty scary place. And of course, it’s not just senseless ideological violence in Colombo, San Diego and Christchurch that are cause for worry.
The Unisys Security Index revealed that 75% were willing to use a biometric to confirm their identity at an automated boarding gate when boarding a flight and 71% were willing to use a biometric to identify themselves as a frequent traveller of low security risk. This is good news for government agencies, airports and airlines that are expanding the use of biometrics as part of a seamless and secure travel experience. But it begs a question. Why are over 20% of travellers UNWILLING to use a biometric to identify themselves when travelling?
Identity intelligence is going mainstream by leveraging the vast capabilities of biometrics, artificial intelligence (AI), and advanced data analytics. But along the way, we’re going to have to overcome some substantial challenges.
The first three installments of this series looked at the market for wearable devices and how traditional and non-traditional biometrics can be used with current and emerging wearable technology. This final installment examines the technological and sociological barriers confronting wearable biometrics and wraps-up the discussion with five predictions regarding the future of wearable biometrics.
Parts one and two of this series looked at the market for wearable devices and how biometrics can be used with today’s wearable technology. In this installment we will look at revolutionary biosensors of the not too distant future and the impact they will have on biometrics as we know it.