Those considering biometrics as the product of twenty-first century can surprise themselves by tracing the roots of this technology. Procedures like fingerprint recognition and others hold traces in the centuries old history as well. Presently, the technology is impressively proving its worth among concerned individuals. The future spectacles can allow us to see the technology as an essential and inseparable part of our life and its multiple spheres. Here is a discussion to get familiar with ongoing journey of this technology.
Beginning of the Trends
- It was in the 14th century that Chinese used to employ fingerprint recognition using ink.
- Measurement of different body parts of various criminals was used by the police department in Paris in 19th century, which again highlighted the advantages of physical biometrics in identification.
- Biometric signature identification became popular in the mid of 20th century. Fingerprint identification was also devised around this period, which was adopted by law enforcement bodies.
- Video surveillance was used for the first time at Super Bowl in Tampa. Images of various attendees were captured and matched with database of police departments to search for the existence of any criminal in the stadium.
- With terrorist attacks adversely affecting nations like USA and UK, the use of physical biometrics was revived and this time it emerged as a powerful security provision.
Present Face of Biometrics
While face, iris, hand geometry, vascular patterns, along with voice, handwriting and other traits are achieving breakthroughs in the security industry, biometric products have started enjoying a good reputation in various fields. However, the ongoing debate about the reliability of this technology is still not finding an end. But, more and more people are finding themselves convinced with the idea of using this technology in meeting admirable security needs.
Bright Expectations from Future
The flaws are being constantly addressed and all issues and concerns related to this technology are being answered. Thus, we can expect a bright future for biometric signature identification, face and iris recognition and all other techniques born in the cradle of the technology. From security at homes to high-profile organization security, biometrics will leave a mark everywhere.