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Biometrics Technologies

A Brief Introduction to Gait Recognition
By Toby H.W. Lam
In general, personal identification mainly uses password or physical key. There is a wide usage of password such as Automatic Teller Machines, desktop computers and electronic mail box. Users are required to provide their own password at the point of identification. It is quite obvious that you might forget the login or password since currently there are many services, that require passwords. From this article you will learn how gait recognition works and what are its challenges and future.

An Emerging Field: Adaptive Biometric Systems
By Ajita Rattani
This article aims to give an introduction to adaptive biometric systems, their types, challenges, and future research directions. Biometrics refers to the use of physiological or biological characteristics to recognize the identity of an individual. These characteristics are unique to each individual and remain unaltered during the individual’s lifetime.

Recognizing Identity from Within: ECG Biometrics
By André Lourenço, Hugo Silva, Ana Fred
The Electrocardiographic (ECG) signals hasn’t yet reached a status of mainstream technology, and it is still considered by many as a promising but immature biometric trait. In this article we show the steps that are being taken with the purpose of making ECG biometric methods industrially viable.

Iris Biometrics Technologies
By Swanirbhar Majumder
Though many of us remember the eye-scanner identification device used in James Bond films in the 1980s, the technology remained science fiction until recently. Biometric technologies use the concept of “something you are” to provide more secure identification. The author shows how our individual biometric (or bio signals/features) are being used in the security.

Virtual Biometrics

Recognizing Virtual Worlds’ Avatars using LBP
By Roman Yampolskiy, Abdallah A. Mohamed
Biometrics is the study of methods of recognizing humans based on their behavioral and physical characteristics or traits. Face recognition is one of the biometric traits that received a great attention from many researchers during the past few decades because of its potential applications in a variety of civil and government-regulated domains. The authors will share with you their state-of-the-art approach to biometrics and explain how works the application of facial pattern recognition in virtual worlds.

Security Issues in Biometrics

Evolutions in Security: Biometrics and their Developments
By Terry Boult, Michael Wilber, Tanya Stere
Our world is evolving in many aspects, including how we keep our information secure. Using biometric identifiers such as fingerprints or iris patterns, known as biometric security, is a system that is becoming more common. As these systems rely on identifiers that are specific to an individual, they seem more secure, but are they really? The author will explain you why using traditional biometric for online security is a doubled edged sword and how new approaches, described in this article, offer new capabilities for identity verification and key exchange.

Security and Privacy Issues on Biometric Templates and its Countermeasures
By Andrew Beng Jin Teoh
Modern biometrics is defined as the technology using human biological traits to identify individuals. Examples of the mode of authentication and identification are fingerprints, face, iris, palm print, voice and handwritten signature. In this article the author will explain the methods of biometric template protection.

Trusted Biometrics under Spoofing Attacks
By Sébastien Marcel
Identity management for persons using biometrics has become a reality mainly because of
the biometric passport (e-passport) but also because of the presence of more and more biometric-enabled applications for personal computers such as fingerprint or face login application.This article will help you to understand the potential vulnerabilities of biometric systems to spoofing and the need for the development of countermeasures.

What is Wrong with Biometrics?
By Henrique M. D. Santos
Our digital world can be simple characterized by a huge number of interconnected devices, ready to provide information and related services to users. This world is commonly called Cyberspace, emphasizing its global dimension (Benedikt 1991). The author explains how biometric system works and what is its role within user identification. He also discusses the requirements for biometric system and its flows.

The Future of Biometrics

Brain Waves: Science Fiction or Biometrics of the Future?
By Ramaswamy Palaniappan, Ian Sillitoe
It is not science fiction! Just THINK about your PIN to get money out of ATM machine! This article will discuss the use of brain wave for both biometric authentication and identification while touching lightly on heart wave biometrics for individual identification purposes.

Fingerprint Recognition for Mobile Payment: Opportunities and Challenges
By Qijun Zhao
While mobile payment enables people to make payments simply via their mobile devices, proper identity authentication is critical for safe mobile payment. Fingerprint provides a more effective and more convenient way than passwords to secure mobile payment. To deploy fingerprint recognition for mobile payment, compact fingerprint sensors, effective liveness detection and template security techniques, as well as powerful fingerprint image processing and matching algorithms, are expected.

Down the Rabbit Hole – A Future Vision for Biometrics and Consumer Electronics
By Peter Corcoran
In this article the author examines the likely evolution and future uses of biometrics technologies as applied to the Consumer Electronics sector. These developments will be driven by the recent emergence of smart-phones and tablets coupled with parallel improvements in biometric techniques and the emergence of Cloud Computing for consumers.


April 19, 2022
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