Biology, Statistics. biostatistics.
biometry (def 1).
the process by which a person’s unique physical and other traits are detected and recorded by an electronic device or system as a means of confirming identity:
Scanning of the human iris is a reliable form of biometrics.
Historical Examples

Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby


Note: Software is available that can match faces of individuals videotaped on the street to the picture of a suspected criminal or terrorist in a database. The use of biometrics is likely to increase in the future as security concerns become more of a priority for both governments and corporations following the September 11 attacks (2001).

security, hardware
The use of special input devices to analyse some physical parameter assumed to be unique to an individual, in order to confirm their identity as part of an authentication procedure.
Examples include fingerprint scanning, iris recognition, facial recognition, voice recognition (speaker recognition), signature, vascular pattern recognition.


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