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Identifier—type of biometric identifier used, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termType of biometric identifier used
METeOR identifier:Help on this term529502
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The type of biometric capture device used to record the unique biological characteristics of an individual in order to identify a person, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Identifier—type of biometric identifier used

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Fingerprint (rolled)
2Fingerprint (flat)
3Facial features identification
4Voice recognition
5Iris scanning
6Retinal scanning
7Hand geometry
8Signature dynamics
9Keystroke dynamics
10Lip movement
11Thermal face image
12Thermal hand image
13Gait
14Blood type
15DNA
88Other biometric identifier

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1  Fingerprint (rolled)

Records the unique skin pattern of a finger or fingers. Created by rolling each individual finger. Rolled fingerprints generally have sufficient ridge details to allow classification in almost all cases. Rolled fingerprints provide a great deal of information allowing for highly accurate searches. This process requires identification of the digit(s) to which the image relates.

CODE 2  Fingerprint (flat)

Also known as plain fingerprints. Records the unique skin pattern of a finger or fingers. These prints are more difficult to classify than rolled fingerprints and often provide a lower quality image than the rolled fingerprint. This process requires identification of the digit(s) to which the image relates.

CODE 3  Facial features identification

Records the shape of the face, determined by distances between the eyes, ears and nose and other facial characteristics.

CODE 4  Voice recognition

Operates by recording a specific set of words and the method by which an individual says those words. It considers both pitch variations and timing.

CODE 5  Iris scanning

Records more than 200 traits of a person’s iris. It functions whether or not the person is wearing glasses or contact lenses.

CODE 6  Retinal scanning

Records the structure of a person’s retina.

CODE 7  Hand geometry

Records the size and shape of the hand and fingers. Hand geometry evaluates a three dimensional image of the four fingers and part of the hand for comparison. This process requires identification of the hand to which the image relates.

CODE 8  Signature dynamics

Records the shape and style of a signature and the speed and pressure used in the creation of the image.

CODE 9  Keystroke dynamics

Records the rhythmic elements of keystroke entry.

CODE 10  Lip movement

Records the movement elements of different parts of the mouth and surrounding structures when specific words or sentences are said.

CODE 11  Thermal face image

Records heat patterns in the face.

CODE 12  Thermal hand image

Records heat patterns in the hand.

CODE 13  Gait

Records a wide range of elements in the body movement when walking or running.

CODE 14  Blood type

Records both the blood type and the Rhesus factor of the blood. This is not a unique identifier but it serves as a suitable additional identifier in health care.

CODE 15  DNA

Records the unique pattern of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) for an individual.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this termStandards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Biometric identifiers cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

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