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If you’re a fan of Sci-Fi Movies, then you must have seen plenty of different ways to identify people and make sure that the person is the correct one. You have probably gone through finger-printing tests yourselves, and you might have even chanced upon one of those ‘iris tests’, depending on your industry or security clearance. In your smartphone, if you have fingerprints added as security, only you can unlock it. You even use face id if your smartphone has that feature which checks your face and unlocks your smartphone.
However, there is another player in the arena that you may have never heard of: the tongue print. Just like the fingerprints, our tongue prints are also capable of doing identification and enhanced security implementations. Because our tongue prints are as unique as fingerprints and special too. In this thread, we're gonna see what is the tongue print identification method and how it works and is it powerful enough to change Face ID and Fingerprint in the near future? Let's check this out starting from some basics.
The World Of Biometrics:
There are two major attributes are measured for tongue Id Recognition.
2.Tongue Texture / Surface
➽ Tongue shape is unique to everyone. Some people have the long tongue, some have short tongue and even there are so many varieties in it. Such as narrow tongue, wide tongue, round-shaped, oval-shaped, triangle-shaped etc. These shapes are as unique and very identical to the person as Iris scan and fingerprints.
➽ Tongue Texture:
Another featured attribute is Tongue texture. Every tongue contains different types of surface or texture. That means even your tongue shape and size is similar to someone, but both of the people have different textured surface. The tongue consists of a huge number of taste buds along with wrinkles, ridges, seams, and even unique birthmarks that will retain for the lifetime to every individual.
Tongue Print Versus Other Biometric Systems:
The different biometric systems that are employed for security purposes are - the fingerprint, retinal scan, skin color, voice check, palm print, face scan, signature check, etc. Each of these systems has their own advantages and disadvantages.
The disadvantages of each system make it vulnerable to the security breach and also a hassle for identification purposes.
Numerous advantages exist in using tongue print over other biometric systems such as fingerprint, voice check, and retinal scan:
That is why, in recent years, tongue print is gaining momentum as an important tool in biometric authentication.
Tongue Print Collection and Identification:
Tongue prints can be obtained in different ways.
➽ A simple visual inspection of the tongue reveals many features such as the color of the tongue, mobility, surface textural variations, and any other special characteristics if present. Digital photographs of the tongue can be captured and matched with a database for verification. They can also be used to identify the shape of the tongue. The shape of the tongue is obtained by joining three reference points.
➽ Three-dimensional analysis of the tongue is a viable option for assessment. Analysis of the tongue can be performed by taking an alginate impression followed by cast preparation. This helps in capturing the unique features and reproducing them onto a cast which can be used for study purposes.
Many studies have been researched into preparing a proper algorithm for tongue image analysis.
Looking at this facts, I'm sure that tongue print identification methods are going to revolutionize identification methods. The research is in the process and soon it will be out there in the area to defeat the Face- ID, and Fingerprint scan methods. But obviously, you don’t have to touch your tongue to the smartphone or device. You can unlock or do any work in smartphone via 2D or 3D Tongue Id Recognition Infrared sensor and light sensor.
What do you think about Tongue ID Recognition Method? Do you think it is better than Face ID and Fingerprints? What is your favorite identification method among many discussed in this thread? Share your thoughts in the comment box below and I'll join you in the conversation. See you soon with one more interesting tech topic. Till then, take care and stay updated with information on Mi Community!
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