Monday, August 14, 2006

IIT-Kanpur develops software for biometric data bank

Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur has developed software which can create a biometric data bank comprising fingerprints, retinal scans and signatures that can be used by financial institutions and security agencies.
The software, developed with the help of the Union communication and IT ministry, has diverse uses -- from keeping records of terrorists and criminals to taking the attendence in classrooms with a large number of students.
Falguni Gupta, the head of the computer centre of IIT- Kanpur told PTI that the first phase of the Biometrix Software project has been completed and a report sent to the communication and IT ministry.
Like fingerprints, each person's retina is unique and this is currently used in airports in the US to identify travellers.
13/08/06 PTI/The Hindu
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