HealthlineNews - Dr. Hooman Khorasani: "Is Thermal Face Scanning the Next Best Way to ID Everybody?"

Researchers have found a way to analyze an infrared image of a face and identify the person from his or her unique 'faceprint.'

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 – July 17, 2013  –– 

The field of biometrics has expanded in recent years to include identification through voice, the irises and retinas of the eyes, gait, and DNA. Now, an algorithm developed by researchers at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India, has added facial blood vessels to the list. The study, published by PhD candidate Ayan Seal is in the upcoming issue of the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies. In addition to identification, Seal's technology may also have medical applications. "There are some utilities for reconstructive surgery," Hooman Khorasani , MD, Chief of Dermatological and Cosmetic Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, told Healthline. Learn more