Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 01 February 2019

144 Pages | 11 black and white images

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198809104

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Request Examination Copy

Bookseller Code (03)

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 - millions of copies sold worldwide

Also of Interest