Explaining Biometrics

Read comprehensive descriptions and explanations of the latest biometric technology solutions including a glossary of biometric terms and definitions.

 

History of Biometrics

Introduction The term “biometrics” is derived from the Greek words “bio” (life) and “metrics” (to measure). Automated biometric systems have…

 

Explainer: Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Two-factor authentication, or 2FA, is a method of accessing computing and financial resources or physical facilities, with more than just…

 

Explainer: Value Added Resellers in the biometrics sector

A value added reseller is an IT vendor that takes an existing, separate product and adds their own value to…

 

Explainer: Palm print recognition

Palm print recognition inherently implements many of the same matching characteristics that have allowed fingerprint recognition to be one of…

 

Explainer: Biometrics in Law Enforcement

Law enforcement is arguably the largest user of biometric technology and Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) is the police’s most…

 

Explainer: Biometric ATMs

Biometric ATMs are self-service automated teller machines (ATMs), or cash machines, that use a biometric measure to identify customers and…

 

Explainer: Gesture recognition

Gesture recognition has been defined as the mathematical interpretation of a human motion by a computing device.  Gestures can originate…

 

Explainer: Mobile Biometrics

Mobile biometrics refers to the deployment of biometric authentication methods on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Use cases…

 

Explainer: Finger Vein Recognition

Finger vein recognition is a method of biometric authentication that uses pattern recognition techniques based on images of human finger…

 

Explainer: Footprint identification

Footprint identification is the measurement of footprint features for recognizing the identity of a user. A footprint is a universal…

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