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Biometrics: A Very Short Introduction We live in a society which is increasingly interconnected, in which communication between individuals is mostly mediated via some electronic platform, and transactions are often carried out remotely In such a world, traditional notions of trust and confidence in the identity of those with whom we are interacting, taken for granted in the past, can be much less reliable Biometrics the scientific discipline of identifying individuals by means of the measurement of unique personal attributes provides a reliable means of establishing or confirming an individual s identity These attributes include facial appearance, fingerprints, iris patterning, the voice, the way we write, or even the way we walk The new technologies of biometrics have a wide range of practical applications, from securing mobile phones and laptops to establishing identity in bank transactions, travel documents, and national identity cardsThis Very Short Introduction considers the capabilities of biometrics based identity checking, from first principles to the practicalities of using different types of identification data Michael Fairhurst looks at the basic techniques in use today, ongoing developments in system design, and emerging technologies, all aimed at improving precision in identification, and providing solutions to an increasingly wide range of practical problems Considering how they may continue to develop in the future, Fairhurst explores the benefits and limitations of these pervasive and powerful technologies, and how they can effectively support our increasingly interconnected societyABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area These pocket sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable

10 thoughts on “Biometrics: A Very Short Introduction

  1. says:

    Does a good job of explaining the fundamentals of operation of biometrics, but a rather poor job of defending why we should resort to biometrics, or using our fingerprints, irises, voices, signatures and even ECG and heart rate to certify and collect our identity It just basically says we need it for privacy and security and convenience though these ra

  2. says:

    I would have liked a better discussion on the issues of biometrics use in society, which the book barely mentions Other than that it is a very short introduction to biometrics, you learn about the basic principles and technicalities.

  3. says:

    3.5 5 stars An accessible, non technical, introduction to the technical aspects of biometrics It not only presents the current state of the art, but also the architectures used to build biometrical solutions and the problems those technologies are meant to solve identification, validation, prediction Given the space and technicality constraints of a Very Short

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