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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 icdri@icdri.org

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Papers

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.

Iris Recognition

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....

Links

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.
http://www.findbiometrics.com

A good resource for finding biometrics resources.

The Biometric Consortium
http://www.biometrics.org/

"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
http://www.biometricgroup.com/

"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
http://www.biometricscatalog.org/Default.htm

"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
http://www.ibia.org/newslett.htm

Biometrics Advocacy Report

Biothentica
http://www.biothentica.com/

This company works on innovative biometric identification software. - be advised this site uses Flash and may not be accessible.

Biometrics Department of Defense
http://www.c3i.osd.mil/biometrics/

U. S. Department of Defense web site on biometrics.

Get an Online Masters in Computer Information Systems

The NextInterface
http://www.nextinterface.net/biometricsandsecurity/

Articles on the current, past, and future uses of biometrics and the issues involved.

Biometrics Research
http://biometrics.cse.msu.edu/

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
http://stat.tamu.edu/Biometrics/

Web site for the Journal of the International Biometrics Society

Biocentric Solutions, Incorporated
http://www.biocentricsolutions.com/

Where you business needs and biometric solutions converge.

BioAPI Consortium
http://www.bioapi.org/

"The BioAPI Consortium was formed to develop a widely available and widely accepted API that will serve for various biometric technologies. "

IBVA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
http://www.ibva.com/

'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
http://www.engin.umich.edu/dbi/

Long Term Goals

Privacy International
http://www.privacy.org/pi/

"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
http://www.bioprivacy.org/

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.