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Mobile biometric device design: history and challenges

Mobile biometric device design: history and challenges

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Beginning a decade ago, mobile computing devices started to become powerful enough to be honestly robust key computing devices. With the advent of viable mobile devices coupled with biometric sensors suitable for mobile use, mobile biometric processing became practical. These practical devices, coupled with the early adopter mindset that law enforcement and the military have toward biometrics, caused these devices to start to appear in “real-world” production use. Throughout this past decade, many government agencies have actively deployed increasingly capable mobile biometric devices for use worldwide. As users gained experience with them in the field, those using these devices actively request new capabilities, driving rapid advancement of mobile biometric device design.

Chapter Contents:

  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Biometrics
  • 2.3 Fingerprint recognition and the first AFIS system
  • 2.4 Mobile biometric devices
  • 2.5 Features found on good mobile biometrics device design
  • 2.5.1 User friendly, nice styling and ergonomics, light, and rugged
  • 2.5.2 Consistently quick and easy capture of high-quality images
  • 2.5.2.1 The sensor
  • 2.5.2.2 Sensor certification
  • 2.5.3 Easy, seamless integration to a back-end biometric system
  • 2.5.3.1 Biometric system interface
  • 2.5.3.2 Biometric payload
  • 2.5.4 Quick processing and fast responses
  • 2.5.5 High accuracy, security and privacy
  • 2.6 History of mobile biometric devices
  • 2.6.1 Law enforcement market devices
  • 2.6.1.1 Examples of early mobile biometric devices
  • 2.6.1.2 Newer devices on the market but prior to current generation
  • 2.6.1.3 Examples of Morpho newly released mobile biometric devices
  • 2.6.2 Commercial/consumer market devices with biometric capabilities
  • 2.7 Future and challenges
  • References

Inspec keywords: biometrics (access control); mobile computing; sensors

Other keywords: mobile biometric device design; biometric sensors; mobile computing devices

Subjects: Ubiquitous and pervasive computing; Data security

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