What is Biometrics?
"Biometrics is the automated identification, or verification of humanidentity through the measurement of repeatable physiological, or behavioral characteristics”
The search of a biometric sample against a database of other samples inorder to ascertain whether the donor is already contained in, or new to thedatabase.
It refers to the 'one to one' comparison between a sample and another to ask the question, 'are you who you say you are.'The term "biometrics" is derived from the Greek words bio (life) andmetric (to measure). For our use, biometrics refers to technologies for measuring and analyzing a person's physiological or behavioralcharacteristics, such as fingerprints, irises, voice patterns, facial patterns,and hand measurements, for identification and verification purposes.
Figure 1 Explains the meaning of definition
Identification and verification have long been accomplished by showing
something you have
, such as a license or a passport. Sometimes it alsorequired
something you know
, such as a password or a PIN. As we moveinto a time when we need more secure and accurate measures, we begin tolook at using
something you are
: biometrics.Biometrics are automated methods of recognizing a person based on a physiological or behavioral characteristic.