Although biometrics are not yet a commonly recognized form of indentity verification, it is widely expected to take off as the technology continues to advance over the next three to five years.
More importantly perhaps, users are getting increasingly used to the idea of biometrics, and increasingly comfortable with the idea they will become part of their daily lives. More than 70 percent in the UK were willing to accept biometrics in general, with 90 percent in support of finger-based authentication methods, reports The Conversation. This was particularly true for banking, where fingerprint recognition led amongst voice recognition and facial scan.
Potential stumbling blocks to adoption include cost and concerns about reliability, reports the source.