Biométrie - Le corps identité

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Biometrics - The Body as Identity, Paris, 2008

Biometrics - Set of computerised methods for recognising people based on physical characteristics.
Comprises the techniques for measuring human beings and the statistical methods of processing these measurements. In the field of identification, biometrics uses computers to identify or authenticate the identity of a person based on the measurement of at least one physical characteristic (e.g. fingerprint, retinal image, or DNA) that is unique to the individual.

Source: Cité des sciences Paris, Cité des telecoms: Expo biométrie