Biometric technology on the leading edge

Some leading edge applications:

  • Fingerprint scanners (and the necessary software to store and compare fingerprints) have already been installed in laptop computers and PDAs like the iPaq.
  • Sensors installed in automobiles can identify the driver, and adjust mirrors, seat positions and climate controls.
  • Special readers can measure various elements of hand geometry, comparing the result with data on file for each person (See Biometric Hand Reader for an example.)
  • Surveillance cameras can search crowds for missing persons or criminal suspects.
  • Face recognition software can be modified to recognize gestures, leading to improved assistive technologies for quadriplegic patients.

Index of related articles:

Biometric security overview
Biometrics Glossary
Characteristics of successful biometric identification methods
Biometric identification systems
Biometric technology on the leading edge
Biometric identification - advantages
Biometric security and business ethics
Biometric authentication: what method works best?
Iris Recognition
Iris Scan








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