A biometric characteristic is a single biological output from the body possessing a distinct pattern. A brainwave pattern of any type counts, as does the distinct set of neural impulses sent down the spine to lift the left leg. A fingerprint is a unique biometric characteristic in that no two are the same. An iris pattern or DNA sample also count.
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A short musing, based on a book quote as to the plausible future of social VR requiring biometric identification for all users.
One of the (hopefully) characteristic human gestures of the not so distant future.
It has been revealed that a biometric pattern recognition system in use at Japan's airports has been bypassed for an unknown amount of time, effectively rendering it worthless, and raising questions about the reliance on technology as a 'watertight' security measure.
Cyborg athletes ? part organic, part machine ? are slowly, surreptitiously creeping into being. From simple biometric monitors and augmented reality display systems, to sprinters with no legs.
3DNA is a product that attempts to redefine the old WIMP paradigm (Windows Icons Menus Pointers) characteristic of modern two-dimensional computer interfaces, by placing it within a true 3D setting.
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This book and CD is essentially the electronic format version of Eadweard Muybridge?s ?Animals in Motion?. It contains electronic format versions of 167 black-and-white photographic sequences captures the movements of 34 different animals as they run, fly, leap, and perform other characteristic actions. Includes 10 bonus Flash animations plus 15 photographic sequences that are ready to be animated.
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A new publication that recommends best practices for the next generation of portable biometric acquisition devices -- Mobile ID -- has been published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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To stave off any fears of a Gattaca-type world, Schools in the UK, which are more and more, turning to biometric data to identify pupils, are being given official guidelines to clarify how they can use and store pupils' genetic information...
The eyes may be the mirror to the soul, but the iris reveals a person's true identity -- its intricate structure constitutes a powerful biometric. A new report by computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (N...
Poland's cooperative BPS SA bank claimed Tuesday to be the first in Europe to install a biometric cash point allowing its clients to use their fingertips rather than a bank card to withdraw money.
"Our bank is the first in ...
A system that allows biometric data to be used to create a secret key for data encryption has been developed by researchers in South Africa. They describe details of the new technology in the International Journal of Electronic Security and...