Characteristics of successful biometric identification methods

The following factors are needed to have a successful biometric identification method:

  • The physical characteristic should not change over the course of the person's lifetime
  • The physical characteristic must identify the individual person uniquely
  • The physical characteristic needs to be easily scanned or read in the field, preferably with inexpensive equipment, with an immediate result
  • The data must be easily checked against the actual person in a simple, automated way.
Other characteristics that may be helpful in creating a successful biometric identification scheme are:
  • Ease of use by individuals and system operators
  • The willing (or knowing) participation of the subject is not required
  • Uses legacy data (such as face recognition or voice analysis).

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Characteristics of successful biometric identification methods
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