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Future of Biometric final draft

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Future of Biometrics "Public acceptance of biometrics has been slow to grow, and will continue to be an issue until issues of privacy and security of data have been brought up to a level acceptable by the majority of people," says Isabelle Moeller, general manager of the Biometrics Institute. Even though biometrics may be an issue of privacy and security for many people, it is one of the main courses our future is based on. Today, fingerprints are used not only for forensic investigation, but also commonly for passports, ID cards, border surveillance, access control, and even shopping. This will only grow more as people are dependent on convenience, luxury, assistance and fast paced life. Besides fingerprints, other physiological biometrics include face recognition, iris scan, retina scan, hand geometry, facial thermogram, body odor, hand or finger veins, footprints and palm prints. These methods are being used more and more today and in the future these methods will only become more advanced and refined. Iris Scanning Iris scanning is becoming more and more popular these days. More building are installing iris detecting sensors for better security. Iris scanning is the most accurate, with an average of approximately 250 distinctive characteristics in an iris; the odds of two people having the same pattern are 1 in 7 billion. And as it is relatively difficult to copy, it's also considered of one the most secure biometrics. So based on the accuracy and the growing popularity of this method,
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we can assume that more and more places, building, offices even houses will rely on iris scanning and to identify people, grant access and reduce crime. Tongue Scanning Another biometric identification system currently under development by Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Biometrics Research Center is tongue scanning. "The tongue shapes of different people are different, and thus the tongue can be used to tell different subjects," says Lei Zhang, assistant professor at the university (Fong CNN website). "Our system uses laser scanning to construct the 3-D shape of the tongue.
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