Nymi™ Authentication Solution for Increased Security Across Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Nymi™ delivers sensitive biometric authentication solutions to pharmaceutical companies for improved security in medical environments.
The company utilises automation and digitisation technology to replace the point-in-time authentication model often used in healthcare environments.
Wearable authenticated hard-token for pharmaceutical and healthcare facilities
The Nymi Band™ is a wearable biometrically authenticated hard-token that provides multiple authentication factors in a compact, wireless device.
Featuring near-field communication (NFC) and Bluetooth capabilities, the Nymi Band™ provides a high level of biometric data integrity.
The Nymi Band™ can also be integrated with manufacturing execution systems (MES) in highly regulated production industries to remove the burden of authentication from the user while increasing accountability and non-repudiation.
Healthcare staff authentication using biometric modalities
The Nymi Band™ is designed to increase a company’s security, authenticating individuals based on a variety of biometric modalities, including HeartID™ and Apple’s Touch ID®.
HeartID™ is an authentication technology that employs cutting-edge signal processing and machine learning algorithms to determine a user’s identification based on electrocardiogram (ECG) patterns. Unlike fingerprint or iris scans, HeartID™ can continuously reassess user identification and is highly accurate.
In addition, medical heart conditions and heart-rate modifying activities such as caffeine consumption and exercise do not impact HeartID™’s performance as the system is able to ignore low-frequency anomalies.
Multi-factor authentication for increased security in healthcare
Nymi™’s authentication technologies help pharmaceutical manufacturers to increase security and improve compliance with international regulatory requirements such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR Part 11.
In addition, the product provides greater information technology (IT) control by combining many types of authentication in one device, which can replace multi-app approaches that cause user friction and decreased efficiency.
Key attributes of The Nymi Band™ include:
- Authentication continues until the device is removed from the wrist
- The device validates identity using a biometric sensor
- It has secure hardware for tamper-resistant cryptographic operations
- User profiles are stored locally and data is protected
- The device provides real-time, on-demand traceability
- Authentication is based on multiple factors and on-body detection
Nymi™ was founded in 2011 following publication of research conducted at the University of Toronto that focused on the unique properties of ECG.
Nymi™ initially focused on licensing the ECG recognition software to third-parties and original equipment manufacturers to replace passwords.