Explaining Biometrics

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

 

Explainer: Facial Thermography

In the mid-1990s, it was demonstrated by scientist Francine J. Prokoski that facial thermograms are unique to individuals, and that…

 

Explainer: Retinal Scan Technology

Developed in the 1980s, retinal scanning is one of the most well-known biometric technologies, but it is also one of…

 

Explainer: What is a Biometric Screening?

A biometric screening is an important component of a comprehensive health and wellness program wherein corporations measure their employees’ blood…

 

Explainer: What is Biometric Identification?

Biometric technologies use physical characteristics, such as voice tone or hand shape, to identify people automatically. Behaviors, such as handwriting…

 

Explainer: Biometric Middleware

Biometric middleware is authentication software that enables various biometric devices and technologies and allows the match or no—match decisions made…

 

Explainer: Vascular Pattern Recognition

Vascular pattern recognition, also commonly referred to as vein pattern authentication, uses near-infrared light to reflect or transmit images of…

 

Explainer: Speaker Recognition

Speaker, or voice, recognition is a biometric modality that uses an individual’s voice for recognition purposes. (It is a different…

 

Explainer: Iris Recognition

Iris recognition is the process of recognizing a person by analyzing the random pattern of the iris. The automated method…

 

Explainer: Hand Geometry Recognition

Hand geometry recognition is the longest implemented biometric type, debuting in the market in the late 1980s. The systems are…

 

Explainer: Face Recognition

Humans often use faces to recognize individuals and advancements in computing capability over the past few decades now enable similar…

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