What is a biometric handwritten signature?

Biometric signatures collected in electronic form using appropriate tools, such as digital pens or styluses, can be placed on a document and simultaneously in a database as a reference, which allows to use them to automatically verify the customer when authorising transactions or signing subsequent documents.

A biometric handwritten signature, using a digital ballpoint pen, in appearance and folding technique, is no different from a handwritten signature using traditional paper methods (wet signature). However, this is much more than just an electronic image of an ordinary signature. Thanks to the collected graphological features, the expert graphologist is able to verify the authenticity of such a signature.

The IC Pen system is also able to disable the collection of biometric data if the organization does not need to authorise documents in this way.

In the biometric signature together with the static image of the signature, the following are recorded: coordinates (x,y), time and pressure levels of the pen registered during the signing process, parameters characterizing the acceleration for individual parts of the signature, etc.

Digital pens and styluses make it possible to store additional human-specific information that is impossible to capture with a traditional signature by storing only the image of the individual (which is easy to forge or copy).

These parameters, which are impossible to register with a traditional signature, create the so-called biometric profile of the signature (also called behavioural biometric profile), unique for every human being, which is connected with the fact that the probability of counterfeiting is low.