Biometrics Trends Archive

New Chinese passports with microchips

Chinese citizens have been issued a new passport with a microchip where all their individual information is stored. In addition to all the personal information we are used to such as name, picture, etc., these new passports can store digital fingerprints thanks to the microchip, to help identification. The Government hopes this measure will help

Scientists at the University of Gran Canarias (Spain) develop a new biometric identification system

Carlos Travieso González and Jesús Alonso Hernández, lecturers at the University of Gran Canarias (Spain), are developing a new, very easy and reliable biometric identification system based on the texture of the hand palm. The system works by scanning the palm with scale invariance (rotation), and applying a method based on the spacial derivative to

Paraguay goes for biometric technology

Paraguay Treasury speeds up the process to put in place a system of data control using biometry. It is anticipated that the taxpayers or representatives will be able to carry out their administrative procedures more securely with this system. With the implementation of this security system, the Treasury of Paraguay intends to be a leader

Some restaurants use biometric technology to avoid losses

Biometric systems start existing in our daily lives and in our work. This is the case of some restaurants that started installing fingerprint recognition systems to authenticate transactions and mark the start and end of their work shifts. These new biometric fingerprint systems link a specific person to each transaction and control an additional administrative

Biometric controls in airports to guarantee security

Thanks to the advances in biometric technology, the automatic control systems on the borders are starting to arrive to the airports of many countries. Tools that make the border crossing process  more agile are being installed in countries like Spain. Although these systems are sophisticated they are not difficult to use. The standard time to

Biometric voice recognition used to avoid frauds in banking

The fact this technology allows registering voice patterns results in its increasing use as a security measure, mainly for banking. One of the most innovative uses for biometry is related to the collection of pensions. Many people cannot go to the bank due to health issues and need a secure identification to be able to