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144 Pages | 11 black and white images

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198809104

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Biometrics: A Very Short Introduction

Michael Fairhurst

Very Short Introductions

  • Introduces the important and rapidly growing field of biometrics-based identity checking
  • Considers the different types of biometric identification, from fingerprints to iris patterning and voice recognition, and future possibilities involving gait, and ear shape
  • Describes emerging techniques which can enhance the achievable performance of biometric systems
  • Explores the benefits and limitations of these pervasive and powerful technologies, and what the future might bring
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide