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An Overview of Biometrics Methods

  • Muhammad Sharif
  • Mudassar Raza
  • Jamal Hussain Shah
  • Mussarat Yasmin
  • Steven Lawrence Fernandes
Chapter

Abstract

Biometrics is becoming an important technology in automated person recognition. With the help of biometrics, the individuals are recognized through their unique characteristics and behaviors of various body parts. Some most famous biometrics techniques include the recognition of face, finger prints, iris, gate and signature. This chapter encompasses various biometrics methods used by researchers till date. The chapter depicts the biometrics under various categories such as biological and behavioral biometrics. This will help the readers to consider various biometrics while designing human recognition systems. Apart from the benefits, biometrics is also susceptible to hacking. The authors’ findings with benefits and drawbacks of biometrics are also discussed in this chapter.

Keywords

Biometrics Overview Categories Recognition Uniqueness 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Sharif
    • 1
  • Mudassar Raza
    • 1
  • Jamal Hussain Shah
    • 1
  • Mussarat Yasmin
    • 1
  • Steven Lawrence Fernandes
    • 2
  1. 1.COMSATS University IslamabadWah CampusPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringSahyadri College of Engineering and ManagementMangaluruIndia

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