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West Virginia U start-up licenses identity protection technology for mobile devices

By David Schwartz
Published: October 29th, 2014

The West Virginia University (WVU) Office of Technology Transfer has licensed a series of  biometrics technologies to WVU start-up Confirmix.

Developed in the lab of Thirimachos Bourlai, PhD, director of WVU’s Multispectral Imagery Laboratory, the technologies are aimed at improving e-fraud protection, particularly on mobile phones and tablets.

Confirmix has acquired systems for face and eye detection, task detection and matching, and dual-mode and dual-scenario matching, all of which are key aspects of identity management solutions. The startup will market the technologies through its SecureSelfies brand, and it has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support its commercialization efforts.

Bruce Sparks, director of the WVU Office of Technology Transfer, comments, “We are pleased that Confirmix has licensed the biometrics technologies developed by Dr. Bourlai, and we believe that the technologies provide the Confirmix team with the key building blocks for market-leading products in the identity management space.”

Source: BioMetric Update

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