West Virginia is home to several key federal government agencies, driving early demand for advanced technologies and helping in the development of a significant base of commercial biometrics support companies — firms providing integration, support services, and software development. TechConnectWV’s Biometrics platform focuses primarily on opportunities and applications in biometrics and associated sensing technologies for security and identity verification purposes.
In the foreseeable future, most of the opportunities will be in the near-horizon applications of Security and Defense Systems and Applications. Much can be done in this area with electronic pattern recognition and encryption technologies such as facial recognition, fingerprints, handprints, vascular patterns, and retinal scans.
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