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EarEcho: Using Ear Biometrics to Unlock Your Smartphone

BUFFALO, NEW YORK — Visit a public space. Chances are you’ll see people wearing earbuds or earphones. The pervasiveness of this old-meets-new technology, especially on college campuses, intrigued University at Buffalo computer scientist Zhanpeng Jin. “We have so many students walking around with speakers in their ears. It led me to wonder what else we…

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Apple Plans to Bring Bio-Tracking to Medicare Advantage Programs

The advent of biosensors in hearing aids might be a harbinger of how medical device and consumer electronic companies have similar long-terms goals: Both are beginning to address the changing demands of the aging population by adding bio-tracking to their devices. Not only are hearing aid manufacturers, like Starkey, getting in on the act by…

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Sonion and Valencell Partnership Places Big Bet on Growing Biometric Hearable Market

A May 9 Hearing News Watch article focused on the  rapid advancements in the biometric function of ear-level devices, known as hearables. Progress continued with the June 6th announcement that Sonion, a Denmark-based leader in micro acoustic and micro mechanical technologies in hearing devices, and Valencell, a leading innovator in wearable biometric sensor technology will…

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