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Biometric recognition

Whether in passports, credit cards, laptops or mobile phones, automated methods of identifying people through their anatomical features or behavioural traits are an increasing feature of modern life.

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Figure 1: A capacitive fingerprint sensor.
Figure 2: Multibiometric identification.

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Jain, A. Biometric recognition. Nature 449, 38–40 (2007).

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