For example the fingerprints are used for the following applications
PC access, PC network access and Access to rooms (key replacement), Safety on weapons: no access for children and other unauthorized users, Mobile phones: network access, theft protection, mobile financial transactions, ID: company pass, personal identification, club ID, Credit cards, bank cards, EC cards Automobile: Seats, mirrors, temperature, and other personal settings Automation of hotels (e.g., check-in and room access) Company vending machines (soft drinks) Participation in sporting events Personal access to patient records Almost all the fields have need of the usage of this technology.
The minutia are predominantly randotypic in nature and cause most of the uniqueness in a fingerprint. Therefore, either directly or indirectly, almost all fingerprint systems examine minutia. Pore structure is rarely used, due to large fluctuations in the quality of the scanning procedure.
The most prominent way to recognize a fingerprint is to compare the minutiae. These are the endings and the branching of the finger lines.