HONG KONG, Jan. 6(Xinhuanet)-- The World's first commercial use Palm-print Identification System is now on display at the ongoing International Conference on Biometrics 2006, according to Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Friday.|
Developed by Professor David Zhang, Associate Head of the Department of Computing of the university, the palm-print identification system was more accurate than finger-print identification system and could be applied at identity authentication.
This remarkable development has generated a number of patents and earned him many international awards including the Senior Research Fellowship Award by the Croucher Foundation in 2004, the Gold Medal in the 14th National Inventions Exhibition of China in 2003, and Special Gold Award by the Invention Promotion Association of Korea in 2002.
Besides, Professor Zhang and his research team are integrating traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis with biometric product development, creating tongue diagnosis system and pulse diagnosis system for daily use.
Prof. Zhang said these systems can diagnose illnesses through human tongue shape, tongue print and heartbeats.
The Tongue Diagnose System can diagnose such illnesses as intestinitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, diabetics, cirrhosis and heart failure, while the Pulse Diagnosis System is capable of diagnosing heart failure and lethargy.
Organized by the university's Department of Computing, the three-day conference which began on Jan. 5 brought together more than 200 biometric experts and academics from over 20 countries to exchange and share research results.
Biometrics topics focusing on the improvement and enhancement of existing biometrics and pattern recognition technology, incorporation of fake detection and amplifying applicability and utilization are being discussed.
There is also an exhibition demonstrating the latest biometric products and prototypes. Exhibitors include local and overseas universities and organizations worldwide. Enditem