High-tech IDs: From Finger Scans to Voice Patterns

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Franklin Watts, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 127 pages
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The field of biometrics is exploding--from its use at ATM machines, to federal penitentiaries, to entry to Walt Disney World. This book gives the full overview of physical and behavioral tools of biometrics: fingerprints and hand geometry, iris and retinal scans, facial recognition techniques, voice patterns, and handwriting analysis. The author also discusses the concerns over privacy issues.

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Salvatore Tocci is an American science teacher and author. He taught chemistry and biology at East Hampton High School on Long Island, New York, and organized many science fairs while there. After teaching, he continued to judge local, regional, and national contests, and has also given workshops for science teachers at meetings throughout the country. He has published numerous children's and young adult books in a number of series including: Holt Chemistry, True Books: Science Experiments, True Books: Elements, Great Minds of Science, Out of this World, and Scientific American Winning Science Fair Projects.

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