Video – Biometric Series Home Page: Intro to the technologies of identity
This is the World Privacy Forum video series on biometrics. We filmed these videos on site at Biometrics 2013 in London, the premier global biometrics event. We spoke on a panel about privacy and biometrics, and we explored the newest advances in biometric technologies. These videos offer a brief glimpse into some of the most important biometric devices and tech being used and developed today. This page will be updated frequently as we add new videos.
Video: Intro to Biometrics
This intro to biometrics technology was filmed on site at Biometrics 2013 in London using examples of current and newly-developed biometrics technologies. (Added Jan. 2014).
Video: Segment about Seek Avenger mobile biometric collection unit
This video is about the Seek Avenger, a sophisticated mobile biometric collection and enrollment unit. This unit can collect iris scans, fingerprints, face information, and demographic information. The unit can wirelessly send the biometric and demographic information back to a biometric database for identity comparison.(Added Jan. 2014).
Video: Automatic Border Control Entry Point Demo, London Biometrics Conference
This video is of an automatic border control entry point in action. This technology collects facial biometrics of the people passing through the checkpoint. The images are compared to an ID to confirm identity. This demo is of a border crossing or airport use of ABC biometric technology. (Added Feb. 2014).
Video: Automatic Video Enrollment in Action — Capturing Consumer Facial Biometrics
An important and emerging area of facial recognition tech is “Passive Inspection Point” tech. This means the technology automatically captures consumers’ face prints as they move through public spaces like malls and on city streets. This video showcases current technology by Accenture that can automatically collect and enroll consumers’ facial biometrics from many angles. In this video, the sales rep talks about how people in public spaces, for example, passing by on escalators, can be auto-enrolled in a biometric database and identified in this way. This technology can be used in multiple public and private spaces. We shot this video in London at the 2013 Biometrics conference, where the world’s leading biometrics experts convened.
This specific technology by Accenture was discussed at the US Department of Commerce’s NTIA multistakeholder process on Feb. 6, 2014.
Watch Accenture’s Automatic Video Enrollment in Action on Vimeo