Biometrics: how does the human hand relate to biometry?

June 24, 2009

The International Behavioral & Medical Biometrics Society.

The IBMBS presents the 4th biometrics conference in 2009!

One of the side-effects of extremist muslim terrorism appears to be that the budgets for biometric investments keep growing each year – merely because ‘identity’ and ‘security’ have become major themes in all societies around the world. Let’s take a look at the most important aspects of biometry that are related to the human hand.

Jean-François Mainguet presents on his website an overview of 20 types of biometrics. The following 5 aspects of the hand play a significant role in modern biometrics:

Fingerprints play an important role in biometrics!


Hand / finger geometry is a minor issue in the field of biometrics.

Hand / finger geometry

Hand vein / vascular pattern biometry is becoming more important!

Vein / vascular pattern

Nail features is a minor aspect in biometry.


Some additional aspects of the hand (and the use of the hand) that relate to biometric research are: handwriting, hand tapping, knuckle creases, hand pressure profile, finger wrinkles, and 3D finger surface.

The following 2 sources present some info about upcomming biometric events:
Biometric events in 2009
The 4th conference of the International Behavioral & Medical Biometrics Society


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