ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Biometrics

A method of verifying an individual’s identity based on measurement of his/her physical feature(s) or repeatable action(s) where those features and/or actions are both measurable and unique to that individual. The main types of biometrics are: face recognition, finger scanning, hand geometry, finger geometry, iris recognition, palm, retina, signature, and voice recognition.

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