Biometrics: History, Origin & How It Affects Our Lives
Just hearing the term biometrics, we draw a picture of the fingerprint in the back of our mind, but, originally biometrics is a term related to our human body itself. The original term “Biometrics” actually refers to measurements and different sorts of calculations that are related to the human body.
It is the measurement of human characteristics in a matrix form. Biometric measurements are unique and irreversible depending on their types. This is why in modern day identification biometrics measurements ensure maximum efficiency.
The history of Biometrics originated back in 1981 to identify criminal’s fingerprints to be analyzed and stored. Since then, this practice happens all over the world. However, now biometric authentication has just not become important, but a welcomed in all aspects of our lives. Biometric measurements also have evolved from only fingerprint and now different parts of our body such as finger vein, palm vein, iris scan, voice recognition, facial recognition, brain waves, heart signals, DNA identification, and behavior biometrics.
Breaking the barriers of use in only for criminal identification, biometrics has now evolved to personal security level and reached to cloud computing as well. Biometrics help us change our lives reforming manual tasks into automation and providing that extra layer of security. It is not only affecting our lives only as an individual but also as a community, and even as a species in the environment.
Let us have a quick overview how the biometric technology is affecting our lives.