Precise Biometrics has developed a new line of “smart cases” for brands of tablets and smart phones to be released in 2012 and 2013. The new smart cases have built-in card reader and fingerprint sensor enabling users to both secure their devices as well as replace various password-based security for protected online sites and applications.
The various problems Precise expects their new smart cases to solve include enabling government workers that need to scan smart cards in order to gain access to secured sites to access those sites from their mobile device.
There are also banking apps that could enable customers to replace their passwords with fingerprint swipes; a doctor or nurse that would be able to access charts and prescribe medicine via their secured system on a tablet and lastly in civil ID wherein law enforcement and election officials could authenticate identities in the field via smart ID cards or biometrics.
Precise officials estimate that the market for smart mobile devices such as phones and tablets are expected to reach one billion devices by 2015.