Author: Pierce Ivory, content marketing manager, Advance Systems
Biometric technology is becoming more common. You can see it in use at various businesses and even on personal devices. Biometric technology is a growing industry and its use is spreading. Let's learn a bit more about this technology and the various applications it has in the business world.
Biometrics is a term used to refer to metrics involving human characteristics and is most often used for biometric authentication. However, it has a wide range of uses. Biometrics is a measurable behavioural characteristic that can be used with an automated recognition process. As a process, biometrics involves automated methods of verifying the identity of an individual by looking at biometric characteristics.
The concept of using biometric characteristics to identify an individual originated in 1858, when the first method for capturing hand images and using them for identifying individuals was introduced. In the late 19th century, several systems were developed for classifying fingerprints. These were early forms of biometric measurements involving fingerprints. The identification of iris patterns was developed in 1936, while acoustic speech recognition was developed in 1960.
In the decades that followed, biometric technology has been enhanced and refined to provide greater accuracy. This increased the potential applications for using this technology. Biometric measurements can be used to look at various human characteristics. This includes the following forms of biometric measurement: