Biometrics and border control

Student researchers in the International Center for Biometric Research (ICBR) of Purdue University have built a replica U.S.-Visit Federal Inspection Station (FIS) to conduct biometric research.

Graduate student Zach Moore is using the booth to conduct his thesis research. He is testing the use of Microsoft Kinect Version 2 to track body points when users of the FIS system are interacting with biometric devices. The findings will provide feedback to users of biometric systems to potentially increase the throughput of passengers.

Moore’s research could have global impact as more border and customs checkpoints utilize biometrics as part of their systems.

Read the full write-up from the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center.