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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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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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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.
Both smart rooms and smart clothes are instrumented with sensors that allow the computer to see, hear, and interpret users' actions (currently mainly cameras, microphones, and electromagnetic field sensors, but also biosensors like heartrate and muscle action).
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.
Theo said: "Only pack smart clothes and you've got no choice.
Ferrari went on to write: "With sleek, oiled hair and smart clothes that he wore with a somewhat levantine elegance, he affected jackets with sleeves that came far down below his wrists and shoes with enormously thick rubber soles.
The coach who was of large build and wearing smart clothes was uniformly ranked the lowest in terms of their competence to motivate, develop technique, develop game strategy, and build athlete character.
Two out of five said they couldn't afford smart clothes for interviews and half thought they'd never own their own home.
Verdict: Pupils have to wear uniform so it could be controversial if teachers won't wear smart clothes.
Dubai: Wedding list: dress, smart clothes, flowers, guests, cake.
Very posh in comparison to Perky, he spent his time lolling about dressed in smart clothes.
Although its jacket and tie dress code and men-only bars may have gone, smart clothes are still a requirement.