Wikipedia Definition & Overview
Biometrics (or biometric authentication)[note 1] refers to the identification of humans by their characteristics or traits.


2012-01-11 CERIAS – Introduction to Biometrics
A discussion about biometrics, performance and error. Learn more about biometric technologies and challenges related to performance.

Biometrics Consortium
Group that acts as a focal point for biometric information. Site includes a general introduction to the subject matter as well as links to articles, databases, and events on various aspects of biometric research.

Biometric Demonstration
BBC site allows visitor to view animated demonstrations of how biometric technology works.

Biometrics Research Group
Biometrics research group within Michigan State University.

Biometrics Task Force
Department of Defense web site for the U.S. Army Task Force on Biometrics. Under tutorials, there is a link for Biometrics 101 and a glossary.

Effectiveness of Biometrics
This article provides arguments against the effectiveness of biometrics technology.

Enhance Security With Biometrics
This whitepaper describes how biometrics technology can provide user authentication and identity assurance in areas such as cybersecurity.

Federal Biometrics Site
Site is described as central source of information on biometrics-related activities of the Federal government. Website
Website with videos and other detailed info on biometrics technology.

Fingerprint Scanners
How stuff works site describes how fingerprint scanners operate.

Future of Biometrics
This article illustrates an argument by Apple which believes biometrics’ future lies not with security but with personalization.

Improving Security Through Biometrics
An article from Science Daily.

International Biometric Industry Association
Site of a trade association interested in advancing the international interests of the biometric industry. Interesting links to how biometrics are being applied to various industries such as aviation, gaming, transportation, schools, etc.

Iris Recognition for Personal Identification
Gives links to companies providing iris recognition devices, and a short overview of iris recognition.

Privacy Concerns For Biometrics
This article describes a growing concern among public, despite its efficiency and wide-spread usage, about the future of biometrics technology.

QuestBiometrics Website
Website with information for your various biometrics related queries.

Sierra Leone Biometric Voter Registration 2012
An inside look at the biometric voter registration process in Sierra Leone. With elections set for November 2012 over 2 million Sierra Leoneans have registered to vote. The National Electoral Commission closed the registration process on March 25th 2012.

The International Biometric Society
The international Biometric Society is an international society promoting the development and application of statistical and mathematical theory and methods in the biosciences, including agriculture, biomedical science, and public health, and allied disciplines.

Video — YouYube
From Fingerprints to a New Era of Biometrics (05/06/09).