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50 Biometric Innovations

Using Personal Biology for Security and Fun

— December 16, 2009 — Unique
Sherlock Holmes used fingerprints to help ID his suspects and fingerprints were just about the only widely accepted biometrics of the 19th and most of the 20th centuries.

In the 21st century, biometric technologies designed to uniquely identify and serve people are being developed and put to use at an ever increasing pace. Facial recognition became more commonly adopted in the 1990’s. More recently,a number of other technologies have gained varying degrees of acceptance: Hand geometry, vascular, iris, retina, voice, dental, DNA, signature, and gait all play a role. Some examples are featured in this grouping of Trend Hunter finds.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Forensic Innovations
Forensic Innovations
Skin Scanner Recovers Fingerprints
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49
DNA Compatibility Matches
DNA Compatibility Matches
Current Couples Confirm Their Genetic Connection or Breakup
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48
MS Treatments
MS Treatments
DNA Vaccine Could Bring New Hope
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47
DNA to Fine Dog Owners
DNA to Fine Dog Owners
Israel Fights Phantom Pet Poop
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46
DNA Could Predict Your Surname
DNA Could Predict Your Surname
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45
The Brain Scan That Can Read Your Mind
The Brain Scan That Can Read Your Mind
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44
Airport Security Brain Fingerprinting
Airport Security Brain Fingerprinting
Behavioral Intent Research
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43
Ears as Biometric Devices
Ears as Biometric Devices
Unique Cochlear Sounds Work Like Built-In Passwords
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42
Cig Machine IDs Face Recognition
Cig Machine IDs Face Recognition
Japanese Innovation
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41
Web searching using voice recognition.  Ask Google?
Web searching using voice recognition. Ask Google?
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40
Digital Watermarking Via Eye
Digital Watermarking Via Eye
Canon Iris Registration Watermark
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39
Death Watch Patches
Death Watch Patches
Timex Life Index Watch
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38
Hotels Go High Tech
Hotels Go High Tech
Advanced Security Features Being Added
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37
DNA Tests to Determine Athleticism
DNA Tests to Determine Athleticism
Atlas Sports Genetics Swabs for ACTN3
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36
Technology For Terrorists
Technology For Terrorists
Face Recognition Scouts for Potential Criminals
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35
Fingerprints As Credit
Fingerprints As Credit
Hitachi Biometric Vending Machine Requires Customers to Give It the Finger
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34
Face Scanning
Face Scanning
$40,000 FaceSCAN III Makes 3D Modeling Easy
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33
FaceCode
FaceCode
Face-Recognition Software For Your Computer
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32
Biometric Sleep Monitors
Biometric Sleep Monitors
Remy Records Your Actions
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31
Dating by DNA
Dating by DNA
GenePartner.com
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30
Home Fingerprint Locks
Home Fingerprint Locks
iTouchless BM002U
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29
3D Face Recognition System
3D Face Recognition System
Say Good Bye To Finger Print Scanners
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28
Fingerprint Repositories
Fingerprint Repositories
Ensure Secure Storage with the Biometric Access Safe
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27
Pay By Finger
Pay By Finger
Fingerprint Terminals at Shoppers
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26
Personal DNA Scanner
Personal DNA Scanner
The Spartan DX
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25
Place your hand on the scanner!
Place your hand on the scanner!
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24
Finger Vein Scanners
Finger Vein Scanners
Hitachi's High Tech Security
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23
Virtual Biometric Wallets
Virtual Biometric Wallets
2-Way Secure Wireless Information Exchange From Proxense
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22
Biometric Eye Scans
Biometric Eye Scans
More Distinctive than a Fingerprint for Identification
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21
Commercial Iris Scanner
Commercial Iris Scanner
BM-ET200 Eye Scanner
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20
Custom Dress Shirts
Custom Dress Shirts
ShirtsMyWay Lets You Choose the Design and Measurements
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19
Biometric USB Storage
Biometric USB Storage
Totally Sweet Anti-Spy Gear from Ennova
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18
Facial Recognition Phones
Facial Recognition Phones
LG Eve is Taking Social Media on Your Phone to the Next Level
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17
Body Scanned Designer Jeans
Body Scanned Designer Jeans
Bodymetrics
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16
Intelligent Luggage
Intelligent Luggage
Patrik Petersson's ‘SAS Check In Center'
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15
Face-Recognizing Door Locks
Face-Recognizing Door Locks
FaceID CVJB-G107 Recognition System Techifies Your Home
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14
Beauty Recognition Software
Beauty Recognition Software
PC Detects Female Attractiveness
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13
CB2 Robot Baby
CB2 Robot Baby
Japanese Researchers Develop Creepiest Bot Ever
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12
Hitachi's Personal Brain Scanner
Hitachi's Personal Brain Scanner
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11
Eurotech Zypad
Eurotech Zypad
A Wearable Computer
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10
Your DNA as a Fragrance
Your DNA as a Fragrance
Smell Yourself Sexy
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9
Biometric Suitcases – Heys BioCase Luggage Unlocks With the Scan of Your Fingerprint
Biometric Suitcases – Heys BioCase Luggage Unlocks With the Scan of Your Fingerprint
Heys BioCase Luggage Unlocks With the Scan of Your Fingerprint
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8
Upright Nap Capsules
Upright Nap Capsules
El ZULO
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7
Intense Iris Photography
Intense Iris Photography
'Eyescapes' Captures Windows to the Soul as Objects of Beauty
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6
Sensitive Jewelry
Sensitive Jewelry
Philips VIBE Emotion Sensor is a Look at Accessories of the Future
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5
Billionaire Phones
Billionaire Phones
'Ulysse Nardin Chairman' Smart Phone Unlocks Via Fingerprint
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4
Wrist-Worn Computers
Wrist-Worn Computers
The Zypad WR1100 is the Ultimate Functional Geek Fashion
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3
$15,000 Front Doors
$15,000 Front Doors
Choate Carbon Fiber Entrance Features Biometric Fingerprint Scanner
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2
Celebrity Clones
Celebrity Clones
My Heritage Facial Recognition Software Links You to Stars
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1
Hot Rod Motorcycle Hybrids
Hot Rod Motorcycle Hybrids
Brimstone Quadracycle Custom Quads Deliver Performance
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