Biometric modality: Ear – what is it?

The shape and features of the human ear reveal specific characteristics that allow for the identification of an individual. Ear identification has been used for many years in countries such as France and details of an arrested person’s ears were collected alongside face images and fingerprints as part of the criminal record. With the advent of advanced computing algorithms such as convolutional neural networks during the last decade ear recognition has become a viable automated biometric technology that now extends beyond its traditional law enforcement applications.


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