Authored by: Yingzi Du

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
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This entry introduces fingerprint, face, iris, voice, hand geometry, ear, signature, and vein recognition technologies, and compares different kinds of recognition systems. It presents the strengths and weaknesses of each biometric technology. While it is very important to choose the right kind of biometric system for a particular application, multimodal biometrics are the best choice in employing biometric systems. This entry analyzes the needs of the market and users for biometric technologies and systems.

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