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Project ID: 299
Author: Felix Fuentes
Project Title: Biometrics and Vein Map Authentication
Semester: Spring 2007
Committe Chair: Dr. Dulal C. Kar
Committee Member 1: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 2: Dr. David Thomas
Project Description: There is increasing demand world-wide, from government agencies and the private sector for cutting-edge biometric security technology that is difficult to breach. Some older tools, such as fingerprint, retina and iris scanning and facial recognition software have been found to have flaws. However, reproducing a three-dimensional model of a human vein system is impossible to replicate. Mapping veins as a human barcode is is the newest technology to hit the security world which has key benefits over older technologies. Vein map technology is distinctive because of its state-of-the-art sensors are only able to recognize vein patterns if hemoglobin is actively flowing through the person's veins. Additionally, each individual's vein map is unique, even in the case of identical twins. The combinations of these factors could give vein map authentication an edge over existing biometric identification products.
Project URL:   299.pdf