Biometrics

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Biometrics Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis

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  • a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis

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Biometrics Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Biometrics is a field of study which aims to identify or recognise people based on traits they have. Given these traits, a system can be trained to recognise certain people, with a certain probability. Better training usually lowers the probability of falsely identifying someone.

The traits used are of three types:

Most often, the two types are combined, as in voice or signature recognition. Most of these biometrics are seen as "behavioral", but some are linked to the physiology, e.g. of the vocal tract, or of the hand.

Ways to identify a person could be to take a fingerprint of every person, another one could be to let the person sign a document. The data could then be put into a form that a machine can read. At the border, people could again take the fingerprint or the signature, and compare it to the version stored in the passport.



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  • Biometrics Market in Europe 2014-2018: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec, NEC and Safran
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