The Open Biometrics Project and its Keeper (2002 - )
The Open Biometrics Project and its Keeper challenge hard and fast classification of biometric data.
Numerous government and private agencies are working towards large-scale biometric identification
systems. Visitors to the United States are now routinely finger-scanned at border crossings. In the near future, no official government document will be issued without a fingerprint
or an eye-scan. But are you really who they think you are?
The Open Biometric Project and its Keeper crack open the clean fabrication
of automated biometric identification at its root. The Keeper calculates and prints characteristic points
together with their coordinates, type code (ridge or ending) and color-coded likelihood as a probabilistic
Idcard for your reference. Keep this pint-out with your official documents. It will allow you to question other non-transparent biometric readers.
Click here for a description of the first version of the Keeper
in the ISEA2002 proceedings.
Click here for a more detailed description of the Open Biometrics Project