Yoti delivers secure identity verification for testFRWD’s IdentyME, the world’s first AI-assisted, digitised Covid-19 rapid home test

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Yoti’s identity verification builds trust in the system designed to help society, tourism and event industries reopen safely with reduced testing process and cost

20th May 2021 – Global identity platform Yoti and Austrian technology company testFRWD have partnered on IdentityME, a rapid home PCR and antigen testing solution with digitally validated results. Using AI-assisted digital monitoring and facial recognition technology, IdentyME results can be integrated into systems including track & tracing apps, access control and travel certificates to facilitate the freedom of movement at a national and international level. 

The system has already played a key role in the City of Vienna’s ‘Alles Gurgelt’ testing campaign and provides an alternative to cost intensive testing sites. Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein backed guaranteed entry permits for Austrian citizens into shops, galleries and events such as the first fully IdentyME tested open air event which will take place at Pratersauna, Vienna.

Yoti is a tried and tested digital identity platform with clients including the Government of Jersey and Scottish Improvement Service for identity verification and Virgin Atlantic for staff Covid-19 testing. It’s also the strategic identity partner to Post Office in the UK. It is a secure solution for Covid-19 testing that makes it simpler and safer to issue and check health credentials – binding an individual’s government issued ID to health data. Yoti has a series of strategic partnerships with leading health and travel organisations including the WEF and CommonPass, helping to create secure standards for digital identity health credentials. The global network has a focus on privacy and data security that verifies government IDs and credentials from over 195 countries. Over 10 million consumers have downloaded the Yoti app.

IdentyME uses multi-layer security including digital identity verification, AI (face & visual recognition), timestamp and API interface. Using Yoti, a government approved ID is matched to the user’s face, the individual films the rapid test process, the result of which is read and interpreted by the app. After the result is shared by the individuals, the app recognises the test validity and issues a certificate. 

testFRWD test kit manufacturers are certified by the BfArM (DE) & BBG (AT) and QR codes by the ICDS (International Commission for the Digitisation of Home Testing) are lasered directly onto the test kits to tackle fakes. Test credentials are sent to third parties, such as the Yoti app, Digital Green Certificate or ticketing and entry control systems with control always held by the user.

Hennes Weiss, Co-Founder & CMO at testFRWD said: “We’ve seen 99% accuracy for visual recognition during our first 100,000 tests. With Yoti, we are delivering a trusted at-home testing solution that links tests to an individual’s identity. This verified approach can support entry for the aviation industry, tourism and major events and shows that our solution can help organisations and consumers be confident that individuals and their results are real.”

Robin Tombs, CEO at Yoti said: “We’re delighted to be working with testFWD for IdentityME. Helping individuals bind their health test to their verified identity, while preserving their privacy is key. We verify and protect people’s identity data and make it simpler and more secure to share. This builds the trust needed to get society moving safely and confidently. I look forward to seeing this partnership grow and helping millions of people around the world.”



About Yoti

Yoti is a trusted digital identity and biometric technology company that allows organisations to verify identities and trusted credentials online and in person. Yoti’s products span identity verification, age verification, document eSigning, access management, and authentication and clients include the NHS and the government of Jersey. Over 10 million people have downloaded the free Yoti app globally. Yoti is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Polish. Yoti is certified to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for ID Verification Services, ISAE 3000 (SOC 2) Type 2 certified for its technical and organisational security processes and Yoti holds a HIPAA compliance readiness report.


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Mark Hindle for Yoti: press@yoti.com