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biometry

 [bi-om´ĕ-tre]
the application of statistical methods and measurement methods to biological phenomena.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

biometrics

(bī′ō-mĕt′rĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The statistical study of biological phenomena.
2. The measurement of physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, DNA, or retinal patterns, for use in verifying the identity of individuals.

bi′o·met′ric, bi′o·met′ri·cal adj.
bi′o·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
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biometrics

Informatics
Electronic capture and analysis of biological characteristics—e.g., fingerprints, facial structure or iris—acting as a security alternative to passwords.

Medspeak
(1) The statistical analysis of biologic phenomena—e.g., life events, such as births and deaths.
(2) Calculation of life expectancy.

Molecular biology
The statistical study of biological events.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

biometrics

Health informatics Electronic capture and analysis of biological characteristics–eg, fingerprints, facial structure or patterns in the eye. See Authentication.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

biometrics

The statistical study of biological data.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

biometry

or

biometrics

the analysis of biological data by means of statistical or mathematical techniques.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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When it comes to the day-to-day use of biometric authentication, a key vulnerability is that hackers can use image-generation software and machine learning to overcome defences.
The face authentication will be enabled by July to help people facing difficulty in biometric authentication due to old age, hardwork or worn-out fingerprints, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said in a statement.
Fujitsu will now be leveraging the Nok Nok solution as a part of its Online Biometric Authentication Service, which provides companies that offer online services to their end users with the necessary software and servers to implement FIDO-backed strong authentication.
The 7th Gen Intel Core processors with built Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) lay the groundwork for robust, hardware-protected biometric authentication securing users' FIDO credentials and biometric information.
Microsoft believes biometric authentication is a hassle-free and secure way to access PCs and online services.
* More than half (52 percent) of all respondents prefer to log into online accounts using modern authentication methods that are more secure than traditional usernames and passwords, including 29 percent that prefer using two-factor authentication and 20 percent that prefer biometric authentication.
"We believe biometric authentication is the simplest and most powerful way to implement controls over pharmacy processes, " ScriptPro president and chief executive officer Mike Coughlin stated when the agreement was announced.
The topics include a review of human recognition based on retinal images, the human gait signature for biometric authentication, a hand-based biometric for personal identification using a correlation filter classifier, extracting facial feature points to identify an object using the discrete contourlet transform and principal component analysis, and a case study from Norway of legal aspects and ethical issues in the use of biometrics.
A Japanese firm Fujitsu has developed an enhanced security system called Palm Vein Biometric Authentication, which makes cash withdrawals easier as you don't need to remember your ATM PIN code.
Nandan, Identity Management Practice Head, Techno Brain, commented, “With the advent of newer technologies, banks now seek more convenient, secure and reliable solutions to keep unauthorized users out of core banking systems, complying with industry regulations and protect customers and assets from password or identity theft, fraud and other security risks,” He also added that, “With our biometric authentication system, SecurBanking, banks can leverage multi-factor authentication facility and prevent fraud, identity / password thefts and ensure security.”
A Optix says that the functionality it provides allows for: "a breadth of single and dual factor biometric authentication options that work seamlessly within existing or new access control infrastructures."
BIO-key International announced that it will introduce its first mobile biometric authentication and identification platform at the Burton Group Catalyst Conference.