A machine used to take four scanning images of the face from different angles
Four flash photographs of a volunteer were taken from different angles and special software analyzed all the shadows, colors, surface orientation and depth of each point on a face to produce a composite image of unparalleled detail
The team sorted the noses of 36 volunteers into six main groups by examining the curvature of the ridge and measurements of the tip and naison
As identity theft continues to rise, authorities are on the lookout for ways to use a person's physical characteristics to distinguish between an imposter and the genuine article. Whereas eyes change shape according to facial expression and ears can be hidden away, researchers from the University of Bath have discovered that the shape of a person's nose is rarely affected by such things and have developed a technique which shows distinct promise for biometric identify verification.
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