Ears may be the ideal body part for biometric identification, says a researcher from the University of Southampton, England.
Professor Mark Nixon of the university’s ECS-Electronics and Computer Science department is conducting research on the concept, using photos of ears matched against a comparative database. Nixon thinks ears could be just as distinctive an identification form as fingerprints.
Nixon cites that ears change little over time once they’ve developed. Using ears as a biometric factor could be a second comparison point, and it could be seen as less intrusive than facial recognition.
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