Further Examples


CV Dazzle

CV Dazzle is camouflage from computer vision (CV). It is a form of expressive interference that combines makeup and hair styling (or other modifications) with face-detection thwarting designs.

DNA Stamper

The D.N.A. Stamper is a product that offers the public the chance to contemplate the impact of granting someone access to his or her biological data.

Also see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHI7-uwL1gA

Fag Face or How to Escape Your Face

Queer Technologies offer a Facial Weaponization Suite with a set of tools that allows people to evade biometric readings of their face as well as generate false facial biometric data that is available for circulation in a variety of file formats.

Gunshot Recognition

Gunshot Recognition is a machine that detects when a shot is fired in a metropolitan area, within one second of the shooter pulling the trigger, microphones pick it up, a camera zooms in and authorities instantly have some idea who and what they're dealing with.

MorphoAccess® VP

The world's first multimodal physical access control terminal combining finger vein and fingerprint recognition.

Baja Beach Club Implants

This chip makes sure you always buy your round.

Also see: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2005/jan/16/theobserver.theobserversuknewspages

One-Finger Biometric Walt Disney World

Airport biometrics

Also see: http://www.futuretravelexperience.com/2012/03/edinburgh-airport-to-introduce-e-gates/#more-6682



The VeriChip provides medical information about Alzheimer patients.

Fingerprints in Schools

Children pay for school dinners by fingerprint scan.

POS Technology: Fingerprint Biometrics

Reducing Employee Theft.

Biometric IDs

How biometric IDs like iris scans will help developing countries fight corruption and bust fake workers.

NEC Biometric and Managed Services Solutions

NEC provides high performance, rock-solid multi-biometrics identity management solutions for the commercial and civil markets.

Near-field Communication (NFC) and Biometric Security


Palm Vein Technology

Report on the World’s first contact-less palm vein authentication technology.


PalmSecure technology.

Biometric Scanner

Hitachi and GenKey collaborate to create a solution that will be the standard in biometric deployments.

Hand scanners in student dining halls

Also see: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9090341.htm

Finger Vein Feature Extraction Based on Immune Clone Algorithm


Mobile Fingerprint Scanners

Scotland Yard to use Mobile Fingerprint Scanners.

Biometric Entry to the Gym

EKG Technology

IBM forecasts that advances in EKG technology and other sensors will enable devices like smartphones to respond to thought-based commands.

Recent Advances in Face Recognition


Hand Gesture Recognition Technology

OMRON Corporation have developed a new hand gesture recognition technology capable of simultaneously recognizing the position, shape, and motion of a person's hand or finger by referencing a camera-recorded image.

Biometric use (Borders and countries)

(Pakistan and Afghanistan) Article: The Taliban Got the Biometric Border Blues.

UK Article: Biometrics move did not risk UK security.

Australia: Article: Australian biometric program extended to new countries.

EU official says identity management must be based on multiple biometrics

Afghanistan collecting biometrics from all travelers

Passengers arriving at Heathrow this summer could face lengthy delays at passport control as immigration staff are being redeployed from their normal roles to collect biometric data off Olympic athletes arriving in dedicated passport lanes.

UK Border Agency ID card system crashes

Future of full passport checks at British airports in doubt

Passport readers to reduce queues at Dubai airport

ATM and Bank Biometrics

Asia: Biometric recognition for ATM cards could be a thing of the future.

Turkey: Turkish bank turns to biometrics for customer ID.
Also see: http://www.planetbiometrics.com/article-details/i/1021/


Poland: Hitachi Finger Vein Technology.

Isbank deploys Hitachi biometric tech at ATMs and branches

Japanese bank.  Also see: http://asiancorrespondent.com/80416/japan-introduces-worlds-first-card-less-atm/

Biometrics for Australian Students

Biometrics will be used to verify the identity of candidates taking part in the advanced English tests, which are required for Australian student visa applications.

Also see: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aware-provides-biometric-solution-to-cambridge-assessment-to-enhance-esol-exam-security-134633898.html

Biometrics at Pizza Hut and KFC?

How face recognition and digital fingerprinting are creeping into the US Workplace.

Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST)

Technology, developed by the Department of Homeland Security, that detects ‘Mal Intent’ by screening people for ‘physiological indicators’ in a ‘Mobile Screening Laboratory’.  It was originally titled Project Hostile Intent.

Also see: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/092210-biometrics.html

PocketClock/GPS Mobile Time Clock

Using a Smartphone or Tablet’s front-facing camera lens, FaceFront Biometrics snaps a photo of employees when they clock in and out – eliminating the risk of one employee clocking in for another.

School collects biometric data from students

A school in Wodonga has collected biometric finger vein data from students for an attendance tracking system.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST has added the identification of DNA, footmarks, and specific fingerprint information to its biometric data standard, with more enhancements slated for the future.

Restaurant uses Fingerprint Readers

Garden Fresh deployed biometric fingerprint readers with the Volante Systems Point-of-Sale (POS) software to provide employees accountability and reduce unauthorized discounts and overrides.

Survey: Biometrics Overview

Time Warner Medialab

Time Warner Medialab is a state-of-the-art facility that allows Time Warner and its key partners an opportunity to understand consumer behavior across the content spectrum, from media all the way through retail.

Also see: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/business/media/a-media-lab-will-test-consumers-reactions-advertising.html?_r=2


First portable retina scanner.

Also see: http://gcn.com/articles/2011/05/27/eyelock-portable-retina-scanner-batman.aspx

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

What rights should you have to your own DNA?

Also see: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/special/genetic/index.html


New technologies capable of identifying human life through walls.

European Association for Biometrics

The EAB is a non-profit organization seeking to advance the proper and beneficial use of biometrics in Europe, taking into account the interests of European citizens, industries, academia and governments.

Is Biometrics The Answer To The Authentication Question?

School buses use finger scan devices

Company uses ID scanner for access

Protection of Freedoms Bill

Specific measures in bill involving retention of biometric materials and CCTV 'may not go far enough,' says human rights joint committee.

Biometric Register

The Electoral Commission (EC), has initiated processes to use the biometric mechanism for capturing data in preparation for the next voters register for Election 2012.

Biometrics in UK

The UK Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has published a report on the Protection of Freedoms Bill.

Biometrics Institute

The Biometrics Institute is the independent and international membership organisation for biometrics.


Biometric Authentication for a secure world BIOMETRY.com AG is a Swiss award-winning company providing innovative solutions and services that protect and secure personal identities and assets.


Welcome to Planetbiometrics.com, a ground breaking source of independent news and educational information investigating the fast-moving biometrics industry.

iSample Machine

Kraft’s 'adults only' vending machine that scans people's faces to ensure children can't have dessert.

Siemens Security Biometric Technology

Researchers are developing methods that enable the unique characteristics of eyes, faces and voices to be converted into data keys that enhance security and convenience.

Are Brain Waves and Heartbeats the Future of Passwords?

Also see: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/04/24/3487958.htm

HID, Iris ID Fuse Iris Biometrics and NFC

Fujitsu Palm Vein Authentication Sensor

For table devices.

See also: http://phys.org/news/2012-05-fujitsu-world-smallest-slimmest-palm.html


Intel Brain Chip


OK ID Fingerprint Machine

Fingerprint scanners used to stop young drinkers.

Natural Security

Natural security announces its international launch plans for 2012.

Neuroscience advancements could lead to mind-controllable weapons

Also see: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/feb/07/neuroscience-soldiers-control-weapons-mind

Biometrics and the Olympics

Biometric scans for all overseas Games athletes.

ValidSoft/Opus Study

A report ‘Voice Biometrics Authentication Best Practices: Overcoming Obstacles to Adoption’.

Stringent Governmental Laws to Boost Future Global Biometrics Market


Multitouch Floor

IBM patents smart floor technology.

Finger Scan Devices

Washington County School Buses to use finger scan devices.

Recent Advances in Face Recognition


Biometrics at Pizza Hut and KFC?

How face recognition and digital fingerprinting are creeping into the US Workplace.

Honolulu 311

GPS Tracking App that allows users to send complaints to the Department of Customer Services.

Biometric Data (Afghanistan)

Plans for biometric data.

Face Off

Article on how facial recognition technology (FRT) will be able to match faces to names.

Security – Biometric Technology

Article by Siemens on Identity theft.

Facial Recognition

Article: Anonymous no more.

Identification by Facebook

Bouncers 'checking Facebook on phones' as identification.


Facial recognition app.

Also see: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/04/facevault-app-face-recognition/


App using facial recognition to view how many people are in bars and clubs in real time.  Includes age and gender details.

Could your brain become your password


Facial Recognition dangers for Police


Ericsson’s Data Device

Click video on how your body can transmit data.

Facial Recognition in Bars


How to avoid facial recognition.

Bokode: Imperceptible Visual Tags

Visual Tags for Camera Based Interaction from a Distance.

Also see: http://web.media.mit.edu/~ankit/bokode/

Disney’s Touché

System that can identify different types of touch.

Brain Chips

One in four men would like to have an implant placed in their brain that connects directly to the internet, while a quarter of Brits would buy a fridge that prevents them from overeating, according to a new survey by the National Media Museum.

New National Identity Card (Nigeria)

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has justified the federal government’s proposal to spend N30 billion on the Unified Identity Management System (UIMS) project.

BT and Hitachi to create secure identity management solution

BT Radianz Cloud's Federated identity management and Hitachi's Finger Vein Authentication Engine to offer biometric security capabilities.

Iris on the Move (IOM) RapID-Cam II

SRI Sarnoff has introduced the Iris on the Move (IOM) RapID-Cam II, a handheld, biometric enrollment and identity verification camera system.

The Simpsons - To Surveil, with Love

Springfield covers the town with surveillance cameras after Homer creates a bomb scare at the train station. Meanwhile, Lisa considers becoming a brunette so that people will take her more seriously.

Panasonic’s Wearable Camera System

Protects police officers, captures crimes.

Facial Recognition Software for Driving Licenses

North Dakota uses facial recognition software to take photo’s for driving licenses.

A Scanner Darkly (film)

Also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Scanner_Darkly_(film)

The ACLU Freedom Files

TV doc series.

Also see: http://www.aclu.org/organization-news-and-highlights/aclu-freedom-files-episode-synopses


Comedy TV series about national security.


Post 9/11 robotic surveillance film.

Also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyeborgs


Genetic social sorting film.

Ghost in the Shell

Japanese Manga/Animation/Game.


Advergame about identity theft and getting it back, connected to Doritos.

Also see: http://www.adverblog.com/2009/07/29/doritos-id3-this-is-entertainment/

Johnny Mnemonic


Also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Mnemonic_(film)

My Father the Terrorist


Also see: http://vimeo.com/6343853