(Lancaster University) The H-Unique program aims to discover whether our hands are truly unique by looking at anatomical differences caused by development, genetics, ageing, the environment and even accidents.If our hands are indeed unique, the researchers will train computers to extract anatomical features from photographs. This will allow algorithms to be designed that will help police to link suspects to crimes just from images of their hands.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/lu-nal022520.php