As a follow up to the recent post concerning the provision of the Biometric Signature Validation tool available in the Anoto Live Forms / Formidable Platform there has been increasing consumer activity surrounding device based biometric (fingerprint) scanning.
Fingerprint recognition or authentication refers to the machine based method of verifying a match between two human fingerprints. Despite recent consumer fascination with everything from device login to home automation, it is still only one of many Biometric methods available to confirm someones identity.
Both iPhone and Samsung have popularised the ability to quickly identify individuals through a comparative matching of digital and live fingerprint patters. However, there are a range of other possibilities used to identify people through biometric authentication. These include mainly physiological identifiers such as palm impressions, facial recognition, iris and retina recognition and geometry of a person’s hands.