Researchers develop method to identify people even when faces are hidden

German researchers have developed a new method that identifies people even when the majority of their photos are untagged or obscured, according to a report by Motherboard. In a new paper, researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Saarbrücken demonstrate a method that takes into account previously-observed patterns related to a person’s head and body, to accurately identify the individual even when his or her face is blurred or completely hidden This “Faceless Recognition System” works by training a neural

Explainer: Fingerprint Matching

Biometrics Research Group, Inc. defines fingerprint identification as an automated method of verifying a match between two human fingerprints. Over the years, fingerprint identification has become one of the most well-known and publicized biometric modalities. Because of their uniqueness and consistency over time, fingerprints have been used for identification for over a century. The first recorded use of fingerprints for identification was in 1858. With advances in computing capabilities by the 1960s, fingerprint identification is now a highly automated technique.