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The process of recognizing a human being using one or more inherent physical traits. For example, one may identify a criminal using his/her fingerprints. Biometric products are used for a variety of government and commercial purposes, often for security.


Increasingly popular building security system technology that relies on automated identification of physical characteristics such as fingerprints or retinal scans in order to determine access rights.The technology and the cost have both reached the point that consumer-level biometric security devices are available,such as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated. Developers should bear this in mind when designing new construction and spend a minor amount of extra money necessary for wiring to accommodate biometric systems.

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Circulation and reading might be the easiest areas to re-imagine when it comes to reading and wearable computing.
That means that library staff working with teens need to continue to think about how to enhance catalogs in order to make sure that they not only meet the needs of teens today, but will be ready to meet the needs of teens tomorrow, when a world of wearable computing is a reality.
The big issue is not technology but how to integrate wearable computing into the existing processes and software environment.
Dr Hendrick Witt, chief executive of Xcon Partners, runs a wearable computing competence centre in Bremen, Germany.
Some of the key areas of interest associated with wearable computing include context awareness and e-textiles due to their huge potential in improving the functionality of this technology.
Browse report of Wearable Computing Devices Market: Smart Fitness Devices to Outpace Market Growth, 2014 to 2020: http://www.
The workshop on Wearable and Pervasive Computing emphasizes next-generation technologies and the role that companies and academia will play in developing and supporting wearable computing solutions as well as the most promising applications for wearable computers and related technologies.
According to Mashable, Dell's business fell down 9 percent in the first quarter and sinking PC sales have been associated with the rise of smartphones, tablets and wearable computing, which has a lot of growth opportunities.
Xybernaut(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:XYBR), a leader in mobile and wearable computing technologies, is pleased to provide a replay and the associated presentation materials from a Webinar on the topic of Enhancing Customer Service.
Xybernaut(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:XYBR) today announced that the Company has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) related to wearable computing as integrated with the collar of a garment.