Biometrics for Mobile Devices

Fingerprint Recognition, Voice Recognition, Facial Recognition, and Other Biometric Modalities for Identification and Authentication Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

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Biometrics for mobile devices have finally reached a tipping point. The march began with the release of the Apple iPhone in 2007 and later the iPad, each subsequently matched by Android competitors. These smartphones and tablets finally have enough processing power and hardware capabilities to put biometrics directly into their users’ hands. Biometrics, whether for mobile devices or large stationary systems, typically perform one of two functions: authentication, proving that someone is who they claim to be, or identification, figuring out who someone is. Nearly all consumer-facing use cases are authentication and nearly all identification uses are enterprise-facing, especially government use cases. Somewhere in the middle, financial institutions are offering their users the chance to authenticate to online banking systems with their voices or with their eyes, in place of keying a personal identification number (PIN).

Tractica’s research indicates that the two dominant industries in the mobile biometrics market are finance and government. For finance, the online banking uses cases are one driver. Another is using a biometric authentication in addition to a PIN for high-value or sensitive transactions. Government applications include identifying people from national fingerprint databases. Other industries include healthcare, where biometrics can authenticate caregivers and identify patients. Starting from a base of $249 million 2015, global mobile biometrics revenue is forecast to reach $3.5 billion by 2024, with cumulative revenue for the 10-year period totaling $17.5 billion.

This Tractica report examines the market trends and technology issues surrounding biometrics for mobile devices and presents 10-year forecasts for mobile device biometric hardware and software during the period from 2015 through 2024. Biometric modalities and applications are analyzed in depth, and the report also includes detailed profiles of 25 key industry players. Market forecasts, segmented by world region, include mobile biometric hardware unit shipments, device pricing and revenue, software application licenses, application pricing, and application revenue.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • What is the current state of the mobile biometrics market and how will it develop over the next decade?
  • What are the key applications for various biometric modalities in mobile devices?
  • What are the primary business models and use cases that will drive greater mobile biometrics adoption?
  • What are the key drivers of market growth, and the key challenges faced by the industry, in each world region?
  • Who are the key players in the mobile biometrics market, what is their competitive positioning, and which ones are poised for greatest success in the years ahead?
  • What is the size of the mobile biometrics market opportunity, both for hardware and software, and what are the future pricing trends for biometric components?

Who Needs This Report?

  • Mobile device manufacturers
  • Semiconductor and component vendors
  • Biometrics technology companies and solutions providers
  • Software developers and integrators
  • Mobile network operators
  • Enterprise users of biometrics
  • Financial institutions and payment processors
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
    1. Introduction
    2. Market and Trends
    3. Market Forecast
  2. Market Issues
    1. Scope of this Report
      1. Mobile Devices
      2. Biometrics
    2. Use of Biometrics
      1. Identification versus Authentication
      2. Multiple-factor Authentication
      3. Biometrics and Passwords
      4. Generalized Use Cases
    3. Business Model
      1. Incremental Value at Each Level of the Value Chain
      2. How Mobile Operators View the Opportunity
      3. Integrating Biometrics into Existing Business Models
      4. Targeting Specific Industries
    4. Market Drivers
      1. Improved User Experiences
      2. Improved Security via More Reliable Authentication
      3. Harder to Spoof, Remote Attacks More Difficult
      4. Decreasing Costs
      5. Enabling Government Services
    5. Market Barriers
      1. Cost to Implement and Own
      2. Aversion to Change
      3. Consumer Acceptance of Biometrics
      4. Regulatory Requirements
      5. Patent Protections
    6. Regulatory Issues
      1. Personal Data Privacy
      2. Healthcare Information Privacy
      3. Financial Industry Privacy
      4. Cultural Issues
    7. Key Industries
      1. Financial
      2. Government / Defense
      3. Healthcare
      4. Non-government Organizations
    8. Key Applications
      1. Identification
      2. Security Authentication
      3. Access Control
      4. Control Systems
      5. Contact Centers
      6. Time and Attendance / Presence
      7. Immigration
      8. Payments & Commerce
      9. Law Enforcement
    9. Regional Differences
    10. Professional Services
  3. Technology Issues
    1. Architectural Issues
      1. Integrating Biometric Hardware with Existing Hardware
      2. Integrating Biometric Hardware with Existing Software
      3. Effect on the Technical Roadmap
      4. Cloud-based Validation
      5. Local versus Remote Authentication
    2. Biometric Modalities
      1. Fingerprint Recognition
      2. Voice Recognition
      3. Vascular Imaging
      4. Electrocardiogram
      5. Hand Geography
      6. Retina Scan
      7. Iris Image
      8. Eye White Recognition
      9. Facial Scan
      10. Facial Thermography
      11. DNA Scan
      12. Signature Dynamics
      13. Keyboard Dynamics
      14. Gesture Recognition
      15. Gait Recognition
    3. Error Rates
      1. False Reject (Type I error)
      2. False Accept (Type II error)
      3. Crossover Error Rate (CER)
      4. Failure to Enroll Rate
    4. De-duplication
    5. Cancelable Biometrics
    6. Suitability for Mobile Devices
      1. Device Size
      2. Response Time Expectation
      3. Technologies that Meet Expectations for Mobile Devices
  4. Key Industry Players
    1. 3M Cogent
    2. Booz Allen Hamilton
    3. Dell SecureWorks
    4. EyeVerify
    5. FIDO Alliance
    6. Fujitsu
    7. Fulcrum Biometrics
    8. Good Technologies
    9. Grabba
    10. Honeywell
    11. Leidos
    12. LG Electronics
    13. M2SYS Technology
    14. NEC
    15. Neurotechnology
    16. Nuance
    17. Pindrop Security
    18. Qualcomm
    19. RSA
    20. Samsung KNOX
    21. StreetCred Software
    22. Synaptics
    23. VoiceTrust
    24. VoiceVault
    25. Other Key Vendors
  5. Market Forecasts
    1. Introduction
    2. Forecast Methodology and Assumptions
    3. Forecasts
      1. Global Revenue Forecast
      2. Revenue Forecast by Region
      3. Global Revenue Forecast by Technology
    4. Conclusions
  6. Company Directory
  7. Acronym and Abbreviation List
  8. Table of Contents
  9. Table of Charts and Figures
  10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts, Figures, and Tables

Charts
  • Mobile Biometrics Total Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2015-2024
  • Cumulative Mobile Biometrics Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Revenue Year-on-Year Change, World Markets: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Device Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Application Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Device Revenue by Hardware Type, World Markets: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Device Revenue, Onboard Fingerprints removed, World Markets: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Revenue by Application Type, World Markets: 2015-2024
Figures
  • Architecture of Local Biometric Verification
  • Remote Verification of Fingerprint Identity
  • Grabba Tray with Fingerprint Reader and Extended-Life Battery Pack Attached to Samsung Phone
  • Electrocardiogram Wristband Used for Payment
  • Immigration Kiosk Using Hand Geography at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv
  • Iris Scan on a Blackberry
  • Crossover Error rate Compared to False Accept and False Reject Rates
  • Intentional Distortion of a Biometric Identity
Tables
  • Selected Use Cases for Biometrics
  • Biometric Modalities for Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Biometrics Device Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Application Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Total Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2015-2024
  • Cumulative Mobile Biometrics Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Revenue Year-on-Year Change, World Markets: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Hardware Units Shipped, North America: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Hardware Units Shipped, Europe: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Hardware Units Shipped, Asia Pacific: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Hardware Units Shipped, Latin America: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Hardware Units Shipped, Middle East and Africa: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Hardware Units Shipped by Region, World Markets: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Hardware Unit Prices, North America: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Hardware Unit Prices, Europe: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Hardware Unit Prices, Asia Pacific: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Hardware Unit Prices, Latin America: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Hardware Unit Prices, Middle East and Africa: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Device Revenue, North America: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Device Revenue, Europe: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Device Revenue, Asia Pacific: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Device Revenue, Latin America: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Device Revenue, Middle East and Africa: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Revenue by Hardware Type, World Markets: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Applications Licensed, North America: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Applications Licensed, Europe: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Applications Licensed, Asia Pacific: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Applications Licensed, Latin America: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Applications Licensed, Middle East and Africa: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Applications Licensed by Region, World Markets: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Application Prices, North America: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Application Prices, Europe: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Application Prices, Asia Pacific: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Application Prices, Latin America: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Application Prices, Middle East and Africa: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Application Revenue, North America: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Application Revenue, Europe: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Application Revenue, Asia Pacific: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Application Revenue, Latin America: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Application Revenue, Middle East and Africa: 2015-2024
  • Mobile Biometrics Revenue by Application Type, World Markets: 2015-2024