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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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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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I hope that students learn the power and importance of biostatistics in public health and medical applications," Sullivan said.
3%) felt that biostatistics was a tough subject (P = 0.
Presents clear and concise examples in biostatistics applications such as clinical trials, longitudinal studies, bioassay, survival, image analysis and bioinformatics.
The Shanghai biostatistics center is the latest of several international collaborations Yale has established in recent years.
associate professor of biostatistics at Harvard University School of Public Health, and Nicholas Schork, Ph.
Biostatistics for Epidemiology and Public Health Using R
Their choice of a common database program is intended as a bridge between biostatistics and the common technology user.
Sullivan (biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health) shows students in public health how to interpret and apply biostatistics applications using an intuitive, step-by-step, hands-on approach.
Niels Keiding Department of Biostatistics University of Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark
com/research/ed4a04/the_essentials_of) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "The Essentials of Biostatistics for Physicians, Nurses, and Clinicians" to their offering.
Commenges and Jacqmin-Gadda describe models for analyzing longitudinal data that the biostatistics team of Bordeaux within the Public Health Institute have developed.
Van Belle (emeritus, biostatistics and environmental and occupational health sciences) and Kerr (biostatistics, both U.