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Biometrics turns inward, shifts security focus to knees

January 29, 2013SSN Staff

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—While biometrics is often associated with fingerprints, iris recognition and voice identification, a new trend could involve identifying people by their kneecaps, according to EurekaAlert, an online science news service. Just as our eyes and fingerprints are unique to us, so too are our kneecaps. Computer scientist Lior Shamir of Lawrence Technological University, based here, has demonstrated how a knee scan can be used to single us out. Shamir tested the approach and achieved...

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