New Technological Waves in Biometrics
Biometric solution providers from all around the world are striving in a new technological transformation to help the world restore its functions through remote work, touch-free operations, cashless transactions and so on. The fact that most the business activities are hindered at a global level did not stop biometric industries from developing solutions that would help mankind adopt to the new changes in the socio-economic environment caused by various effects of the recent outbreak.
Biometric driven solutions could be the key to resume socio-economic activities during as well after containment of the health crisis. The transformation that we are going through is at a global level. All industries, business organizations as well as public sectors will witness a dramatic shift in a way that will accelerate new technological trends.
Major Vertical Transformations
Shift in trends can be witnessed in several areas, ranging from access control, time attendance systems, security systems, video surveillance to methods of payment represent a significant change in the way they are performed. As public transport facilities involve inherent infection risks, airports and metro stations need to adopt security systems that will scan body temperature of passengers and automatically restrict access upon abnormal temperature detection in order to facilitate public transport even in this dire situation.
Commercial and business activities can be resumed with the help of Touchless Biometric Systems that can perform both masked facial detection and body temperature measurement. In retail settings, devices like touchless biometric-driven kiosks would be able to facilitate self-servicing to minimize physical contacts as much as possible. Avoiding both cash payments and touching surfaces could be a major advantage for touchless fingerprint payment cards following post-crisis, so touchless fingerprint sensor volumes could well go up, driven by this emerging segment.
Education systems will also undergo a striking change with respect to biometric adoption following the post-crisis. Technologies like behavioral biometrics can be used for exam proctoring, perhaps in combination with facial recognition, and biometrics could also extend to attentiveness to help provide teachers with equivalent capability to seeing kids staring out the window when a lecture loses them. Behavioral biometrics can help understand mentality of students as well as their interests in topics, thereby enhancing online class experience of students.
New Economic Restoration
Though this sudden change in the socio-economic levels is a lot to take, the drive to reopen economies will motivate the adoption of new technologies, in some form or other. Touchless and passive biometrics can be part of the solution to support digital transformation for the present moment, and as people return to work, biometrics more broadly can help humanity get out of this present situation.
Governments are widely thinking about biometrics in their considerations of tools at their disposal to help with the health crisis and recovery. Biometrics is being seen as a crucial tool in public safety and economic growth.
ZKTeco has been closely observing the health-crisis and has taken considerable efforts in providing solutions that would address the safety and hygienic concerns associated with the outbreak. We offer solutions that provide pleasant user experience with much accurate and fast temperature measurement together with biometric authentication and masked face detection enhancing the safety of users.