Retinal Biometricss

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Retinal Biometric Security

University of Maryland University College


Retinal biometric security is a newer technology that is becoming increasingly popular, and with its advances in technology and increase in product suppliers, it’s undeniable that this is a growing methodology with surefire longevity. This method of biometric security is based on a retinal scan that involves the use of a low-intensity coherent light source projected onto the retina to illuminate the blood vessels, which are photographed and analyzed.
Due to the intricacies, a retina scan cannot be replicated, as it is impossible to forge a human retina. Because of this fact, a retinal scan has an error rate of 1 in 10 million; compared to fingerprint identification error rates sometimes as high as 1 in 500 (Biometric Newsportal, n.d.). In all its greatness, as with any technology, it comes with both advantages and disadvantages throughout the various phases of implementation. With the pros vastly outweighing the cons, retinal biometrics has still created its own namespace and presence in the world of technology.
With current retinal biometric applications and technologies being implemented in the financial, government, medical, and mobile sectors, it’s safe to bet that there is a great future laying ahead for this area of biometrics. Although there maybe anticipated competition, retinal scanning is currently leading the pack of biometrics methodologies and the trends prove that this will remain the case for many years to come.

Retinal Biometric Security

The word “biometrics” comes from the Greek language and is derived from the words bio (life) and metric (to measure). Biometrics, the measurements of life characteristics, refers to technologies used to measure and analyze personal characteristics, both physiological and behavioral. These characteristics…...

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