Perception and acceptance of fingerprint biometric technology

Rosa R. Heckle, Andrew S. Patrick, Ant Ozok

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

18 Scopus citations


The acceptance of biometric security services appears to be affected by several factors, one of which may be the context in which it is used. In this study, 24 participants were asked to roleplay the use of a fingerprint biometric identification system when making purchases at an online bookstore. The results show differences in opinions about the biometric system when the perceived benefits for the users were manipulated. Participants were more comfortable using biometrics, and considered them more beneficial, when they were used to secure personal information for personal purchases, in contrast to securing personal information for corporate purchases. The results suggest that application contexts with obvious, apparent benefits to the user tend to lead to greater perceptions of usability and higher acceptance rates than contexts where there are only system or corporate benefits...

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventSOUPS 2007: 3rd Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Jul 18 2007Jul 20 2007


OtherSOUPS 2007: 3rd Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction


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