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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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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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The products offer multimodal, end-to-end biometric security solutions that include 3D infrared facial recognition access control, real-time facial recognition passive surveillance and simple-to-use visitor management systems.
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These biometric security measures are used in conjunction with the traditional text inputted password.
Successful deployment requires new techniques in measurement, compatibility testing, frequency management, human computer interactions, and biometric security.
Identix Inc, the US fingerprint identification and storage provider, will bundle fingerprint identification chips made by Infineon Technologies AG in its biometric security software.
Lloyds Bank will be the first to offer Microsoft's Windows 10 'Hello' service, which features these biometric security options.
An iris identification device, such as the UltraMatch, solves a major problem that critics highlight about the connection between biometric security and socio-religious values.
The new technology will combine remote parental monitoring with biometric security.

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