Biometrics Trends Archive

Biometric identification: Exploring the veins of the hand

Fingerprints are facing some serious competition: an infrared scanner capable of photographing the arrangement of the veins in the palm of the hand in a way that can identify the individual and verify that he or she is alive by capturing the flow of blood. The arrangement of a person’s veins does not change during

Biometric signature and handwriting as identification methods

Scanning the iris, the palm of the hand, and the fingerprint are just a few of the many biometric practices currently in use to optimize personal identification. In addition, it is also possible today to analyze a person’s unique handwriting using special devices that capture writing speed, pulse acceleration, pressure, inflection and directional changes. Iris

The importance of costs in the global biometrics market

Cost is a major concern in the global biometrics market. Research and Markets has published a new report titled «Global Mobile Biometrics Market 2014-2018», which outlines the prospects for the global biometrics market over the next five years. According to this report, the market is expected to grow significantly, with a 156 percent increase in

Biometrics for your smartphone

The potential use for biometrics is always close at hand, especially in our smartphones. A software solution can transform a front-facing camera into a biometric authentication tool. Here are a few examples of biometric software: 1. EyeVerify EyeVerify uses the front-facing camera to capture the pattern of the veins on the user’s eye. This application

Tips: Applying biometrics to finance

• Mobile payment provider Money-on-Mobile was selected by the Unique Identification Authority of India to support an external mobile payment project using biometric authentication systems that reduce the security problems inherent to mobile technology in the financial sector. • Santander Bank of Mexico has introduced a system of voice authentication in its automated telephone system

The heart as a source of biometric information

It is now a scientific fact that heart sounds reflect the functioning of the cardiovascular system. That is why, a team of researchers at the University of Hangzhou Dianzi in China are introducing marginal spectrum analysis of heart sounds, to identify people. The results suggest that the technique has a recognition rate of 94.4 percent,