SPARTANBURG, S.C. — An opinion piece by Integrated Biometrics VP David Gerulski titled, “Africa benefits from biometrics as an identifier” was recently featured in the industry publication Biometric Update. In the piece, Gerulski examines progress made since the push for biometrics in Africa accelerated after the United Nations (UN) adopted its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The near misses and eventual successes in providing legal identity for Africans is leading to new applications of biometrics technology, such as working to eliminate fraud in elections and fighting HIV in newborn babies and their caregivers.
The opinion piece comes on the heels of Integrated Biometrics’ successful engagement in the international ID4Africa forum, which saw heavy interest in mobile biometric solutions for national ID, voter registration, and commercial uses to advance social and economic growth.
Biometric Update is a leading news property publishing breaking news, analysis, and research about the global biometrics market with original articles, interviews, videos, and podcasts. Some of the global developments in biometrics technology featured in the publication include fingerprint identification, earlobe, voice, DNA, iris, and facial recognition, civil and criminal ID, retina scans, hand geometry, point of sales authentication, signature verification, video surveillance and gait recognition. Its news coverage places special emphasis on national security, privacy and regulatory issues, along with examining the latest industrial, commercial and residential applications for biometrics technology.