Conference Proceedings

Ballprints as an Infant Biometric: A First Approach

Johannes Kotzerke, Arathi Arakala, Stephen Davis, Kathy Horadam, Jodie McVernon

2014 IEEE WORKSHOP ON BIOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS AND SYSTEMS FOR SECURITY AND MEDICAL APPLICATIONS (BIOMS) PROCEEDINGS | IEEE | Published : 2014

Abstract

There is an urgent need for a biometric that can be used for reliable identification of very young children (0 - 4 years of age), to fight child trafficking and improve vaccination uptake in the developing world. It remains unclear if the most common adult biometrics, such as face, fingerprint and iris, are stable during the first few years of life.

University of Melbourne Researchers