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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.
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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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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 guess these smart clothes will also be able to change their colours and patterns based on your mood, for example, while dancing, smart clothes will change their colours and patterns to match the music.
The current study has extended past research by elucidating usability in smart clothing and wearable computing, information and power transfer between the components of smart clothes, textile-based interfaces for smart clothing, and the demands for expressiveness and functionality of smart clothing.
The sensors used in these fabrics can be varied according to the required purpose, while smart clothes can be customised for users.
Bonzo, now in his late fifties, continues to loll about, smart clothes hiding the balding patches.
Smart clothes can't be far behind, although they'll likely be programmed solely to shop for matching accessories.
Summary: Smart clothes will change colour according to your mood
I've just had a baby and am looking for smart clothes to go back to work in but I feel self-conscious about my tummy.
"What is the point of encouraging bright, ambitious young people from poor backgrounds to rack up enormous debts by attending university, if we then tell them to abandon all hope and get a job in retail after they finish studying?" But despite Government rhetoric about the luxury of a life on benefits, young people in Birmingham Hall Green who receive JSA often struggled to afford smart clothes to wear to interviews, while some could not afford to purchase a computer to help with their job search.
However his smart clothes were hidden during his moment on stage, as he wore a smart blue graduation gown and academic cap, the traditional outfit worn on the occasion by St Thomas Aquinas High School students.
It's surprising because she's not exactly the sporty type - she even wears her smart clothes to play, rather than tracksuit bottoms like everyone else."