Biometric Technology is the future of security, information and physical. Biometrics refers to metrics related to human characteristics. Examples of physiological characteristics are fingerprint, palm veins, face recognition, DNA, palm print, hand geometry, iris recognition, retina, and even odor/scent. A second categorization of biometric identifiers is behavioral characteristics. Examples include, typing rhythm, gait (a person’s manner of walking), and voice.


Biometric technology is used on our social media sites such as Facebook. Facebook uses facial recognition technology in its photo tagging feature. In the phone application Snapchat, facial recognition is utilized to add filters around your face. Filters such as, the “dog licking” face, filter. Even before we reach the applications on our cell phones, a lot of the newer phones today use the biometric technology form of finger scanning to unlock the phone instead of using a passcode. Facial recognition software is used in video games as well. Video games such as, NBA 2k series, uses facial recognition to scan a gamers face so that the created character has close to exact facial features as the gamer.


With growing security concerns, biometric technology will continue to be at the forefront as a resolution.

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