Biometrics Institute kicks off 2016 industry survey with new questions

The Biometrics Institute has kicked off its seventh annual Industry Survey which invites members and key stakeholders to discuss their perspectives on recent and upcoming developments in the use of biometrics. The 2016 industry survey assesses key trends regarding the implementation of biometrics, including which biometric technologies and modalities are being used. The findings will provide important insights into opportunities and challenges for the biometrics industry as well as highlight key areas for research and development. The survey also serves

What Are Biometrics?

“Biometrics are our most unique physical (and behavioral) features that can be practically sensed by devices and interpreted by computers so that they may be used as proxies of our physical selves in the digital realm. In this way we can bond digital data to our identity with permanency, consistency, and unambiguity, and retrieve that data using computers in a rapid and automated fashion.” Contents: – Identity and Trust – Biometric Modalities – Biometric Processes – Biometric System Accuracy Testing

Spanish researchers sniff out an emerging biometric modality

Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, along with the Ilía Sistemas company, are currently developing a new biometric modality that’s existed in the animal kingdom long before now: body odor. The research of the Group of Biometrics, Biosignals and Security (GB2S) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in collaboration with Ilía Sistemas SL  has found that there are recognizable patterns of each person’s body odor that remain steady, which allows for identification with 85% accuracy. The researchers are