Dermatitis can lead to fingerprint ID failures

Dec 29, 12 Dermatitis can lead to fingerprint ID failures

From Reuters Health (28/12/2012)

(Reuters Health) РAdults with excessively dry hands were four times more likely than healthy counterparts to fail computerized fingerprint verification tests in a small new study from Malaysia.

“Because of the emerging use of biometrics in daily living, I think hand dermatitis is an upcoming problem,” said lead author Dr. Lee Chew Kek, a dermatologist at UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur. “This can have effects on the¬†economy, jobs and security.”

Fingerprints are still the most common unique personal trait used to identify an individual. Other measurable unique biological features include the iris of the eye and even keyboard typing patterns. Analysts have projected that the global biometrics market will be worth $16 billion in four years…. Read more

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