Title: Some issues of biometrics: technology intelligence, progress and challenges

Authors: L. Wang

Addresses: Department of Industrial Technology, Mississippi Valley State University, 14000 Hwy 82 West, MVSU # 5195, Itta Bena, MS 38941, USA

Abstract: Biometrics has been used in healthcare systems, banking and finance, energy systems, access control in computer centres, military, and homeland security such as e-passport, border crossing control, airport security, criminal identification, and fighting terrorists. Biometric technologies such as face, fingerprint and iris recognition, multi-biometrics, and their technology intelligence, applications, and advances were studied. 13 attributes of six biometric technologies including face, fingerprint, iris, voice, hand geometry and signature recognition, and false reject rates (FRR) and false accept rates (FAR) of the six biometric technologies were summarised and compared based on technology evaluation or scenario evaluation. Challenges and future research of biometrics were also discussed.

Keywords: biometrics; face recognition; fingerprint recognition; iris recognition; multi-biometrics; false reject rate; FRR; false accept rate; FAR; homeland security; e-passports; information technology; electronic passports; technology intelligence; voice recognition; hand geometry; signature recognition.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2012.044065

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2012 Vol.11 No.1/2, pp.72 - 82

Published online: 01 Dec 2011 *

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