Biometrics transmit diseases
La biométrie transmet des maladies

Because we all touch the same sensor, a rumor was formed, saying that biometrics propagates diseases...

Yes... and no! No more than door knobs (handles), cash dispenser or any public phone...

Do you read the magazines in the doctor waiting room, touched by dozens of sick people?

Parce que l'on touche tous le capteur, alors une rumeur s'est formée comme quoi la biométrie transmettrait les maladies...

Oui... et non! Pas plus que les poignées de porte, les distributeurs de billet, les téléphones publics, les lecteurs de cartes à puce pour payer au supermarché...

Est-ce que ce vous lisez les magazines dans la salle d'attente du docteur, magazines touchés par des dizaines de gens malades?


  • Biometric Sensors No Dirtier Than Doorknobs, Study Finds ScienceDaily (Oct. 13, 2007)
    Researchers at Purdue's Biometric Standards, Performance and Assurance Laboratory test bacteria from a vein-recognition reader, a biometric device that can authenticate a person's identity. Researchers have found that although the surfaces of some biometric devices may look more unsanitary due to visible dirt and prints, they harbor about the same amount of bacteria as a typical doorknob. (Credit: Purdue University photo)
  • Purdue's bacteria test