Resources Related to Biometrics and People with Disabilities
Below are several papers on biometrics and people with disabilities. The Center wishes to express its thanks to the authors for their groundbreaking work in this area. If you have have and questions of comments please send them firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of these files require the PDF reader, you can get it at:http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
AN ADAPTIVE DEVICE FOR EXISTING AND CONTEMPLATED SECURITY SYSTEMS
A paper on a new security solution for everyone, disabled or not1
Biometric Embedded Copyright Token (BECT)
an interesting paper on copyright protection, using biometrics.
ENHANCING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES:
THROUGH THE THEORETICAL ADAPTATION OF
BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGIES TO PEOPLE OF VARIABLE ABILITIES - Doctoral Dissertation - This is a word file and is a 3 Megabyte Download.
PDF Version of the Doctoral Dissertation version ofENHANCING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES:
THROUGH THE THEORETICAL ADAPTATION OF
BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGIES TO PEOPLE OF VARIABLE ABILITIES - 2 Megabytes
ENHANCING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES- THROUGH THE THEORETICAL ADAPTATION OF BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGIES TO PEOPLE OF VARIABLE ABILITIES- HTML Version See above Word and PDF files for expanded version
Too Many Passwords… - HTML Version
Too Many Passwords... - PDF Version
Let Me In!!! - HTML Version
Let Me In!! - PDF Version
The New Wave - HTML Version
The New Wave - PDF Version
To Be or Not To Be - HTML Version
Be sure to take the survey that is in this paper.
As with almost every new technology that seeks to find its place in everyday life, iris recognition has both the potential to be a convenience enhancer (including an access enhancer), but also the potential to be an obstacle or excluder if improperly configured or installed without consultation and guidance from disabled persons....
Below are links to resources and education on biometrics. These will help anyone who is interested in this subject to gain a better understanding of the subject and what biometrics are and what they are used to accomplish.
Find Biometrics - a complete identification verification resource.
A good resource for finding biometrics resources.
The Biometric Consortium
"The Biometric Consortium serves as the US Government's focal point for research, development, test, evaluation, and application of biometric-based personal identification/verification technology."
International Biometrics Group
"IBG is the biometric industry's leading consulting and technology solutions firm. Since 1996, IBG has provided independent biometric expertise to financial institutions, government agencies, systems integrators, and high-tech companies. "
The Biometrics Catalogue
"The Biometrics Catalog was developed as a service to the biometrics community and potential users of biometric technology. It was designed to provide multiple search options so that visitors to the Biometrics Catalog can find the information they want - and only the information they want - quickly and easily."
The International Biometrics Industry Association
Biometrics Advocacy Report
This company works on innovative biometric identification software. - be advised this site uses Flash and may not be accessible.
Biometrics Department of Defense
U. S. Department of Defense web site on biometrics.
Get an Online Masters in Computer Information Systems
Articles on the current, past, and future uses of biometrics and the issues involved.
The biometrics web site of the Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Lab
Department of Computer Science And Engineering
Michigan State University
Journal of the International Biometrics Society
Web site for the Journal of the International Biometrics Society
Biocentric Solutions, Incorporated
Where you business needs and biometric solutions converge.
"The BioAPI Consortium was formed to develop a widely available and widely accepted API that will serve for various biometric technologies. "
IBVA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
'We must develop as quickly as possible technologies that make possible a direct connection between brain and computer, so that artificial brains contribute to human intelligence rather than opposing it.' -- Stephen Hawking
University of Michigan Direct Brain Interface Project
Long Term Goals
- Develop a direct brain interface capable of controlling multiple independent channels
- The interface should be appropriate for the operation of prosthetics or other assistive technology systems
"Privacy International (PI) is a human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance by governments and corporations. PI is based in London, England, and has an office in Washington, D.C. PI has conducted campaigns throughout the world on issues ranging from wiretapping and national security, to ID cards, video surveillance, data matching, police information systems, medical privacy, and freedom of information and expression."
IBG's BioPrivacy Initiative
The increasing use of biometric technology raises questions about the technology's impact on privacy in the public sector, in the workplace, and at home.