A Unique or Universal Indentification Number


A system and method for uniquely identifying each human being and generating a Universal Identification Number (UIN) to aid tracking. UIN database comprises of public, health, and confidential information. The number issued for display on UIN Identity Card and used for accessing data on-line protects privacy of the individual by hiding sensitive informafion. Medical emergency data is provided to authorized hospitals and medical practitioners for advance preparedness to save lives. UIN database is accessible to law enforcement agencies, when authorized under specific circumstances. UIN prevents identity fraud by protecting unique identity of every human and helps in tracing lost or wanted people. UIN fulfills a pending need for technological system to eliminate child abduction, identity fraud, credit card theft, and help in saving lives of people. Future UIN applications relate to biosensor integrated device interacting with radio signals for monitoring and rescuing patients.


Algorithm/ Calculation /UIN = Number of a Man


The present invention is a system and method for uniquely identifying and tracking biological humans, whereby each human being is associated with a universally unique identifier, the UIN
(Universal Identification Number)

Will obviate need for multiple documentary proof

· Facilitate easy verification

· Facilitate easy availing of government or private services

· Help welfare programmes reach intended beneficiaries

· Serve as basis for e-governance services

12 parameters of data that will be used for India’s Unique ID (UID)

The following details that would be captured for the Unique ID - an individuals:

– Name
– UID Number
– Photograph
Right Hand Forefinger Print
– Name of Father
– UID of Father
– Name of Mother
– UID of Mother
– Date of Birth
– Sex
– Place of Birth
– Address

Of the parameters mentioned above, the only parameter that cannot be duplicated is the biometric one. The only way that can be broken is if the database is hacked and the fingerprint is replaced.


ID Cards, RFID, Biometrics (GEOMETRY)



The UID (Unique Identity) Scheme is one of the most ambitious projects of the UPA government. The agenda to set up the UID Authority of India (UIDAI), under the parameters of the Planning Commission, is targeted at providing a unique identity to  most of the population of the flagship schemes to ensure that the benefits reach them. The unique identification number would ensure that any lacuna in these schemes is removed so that the benefits do not reach those they are not meant for.

Also, the UID programme will provide an identity card to every citizen to establish citizenship and address security concerns.
Unique IDentity
Intel eyes UID project; to ride on biometrics, computing expertise

Leveraging its experience in the field of biometrics and leadership in the computing space, the world’s largest chip maker, Intel, hopes to attract a significant pie of the business that will arise from the Indian government’s Unique Identity (UID) project, which is headed by former Infosys head Nandan Nilekani.

Biometrics (which includes fingerprint, face and iris recognition) and computing power hold the keys to Nilekani’s UID project. Which is estimated to offer a Rs 15,000-20,000 crore opportunity to computing, database, smartcard and storage vendors, besides systems integrators. For every rupee of IT spend on the UID project, industry experts estimate, around 60 per cent of the spending will go to hardware vendors.

Nilekani, on his part, has categorically stated that the UID is just a number and not a card. However, the number is given after a citizen is enrolled at different centres across the country where his biometrics (face or fingerprint) are recorded and stored for retrieval when a need for identification arises.

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IBM Builds 'Bar Code Reader' for DNA

Imagine a world where medicine is guaranteed not to cause adverse reactions because it's designed for an individual's DNA.

Imagine a diet tailored to the precise speed of a person's metabolism. Using a little microelectronics, a little physics, and no small dose of biology, IBM has brought that futuristic world a little bit closer.

The DNA Transistor is a project from IBM Research that aims to advance personalized medicine, by making it simpler (and much cheaper) to read an individual's unique DNA sequence — the special combination of proteins that makes you unlike anyone else.

The technology isn't finished yet, but its potential is tantalizin enough that IBM wanted to share it with the world. And the company claims researchers are making progress.

Essentially a bar code reader for genes, the DNA Transistor is part technique and part device. It consists of a 3-nanometer wide hole, known as a nanopore, in a silicon microchip. A sensor in the pore can read DNA and determine its unique makeup.

The challenge scientists face is controlling the rate at which a strand moves through that nanopore: A DNA molecule needs to spend enough time in it for the sequencing to work. By cycling voltages to the transistor's poles, IBM aims to move the DNA through the nanopore at a consistent rate one nucleotide (molecule of DNA) at a time.

The company's researchers are currently investigating various housings for the pore as well, honing the multilayer (metal and dielectric) nano-structures to move samples through more evenly. -foxnews

     “Since every record surely contains something offensive to someone, sticker them all. Make this as meaningless as the bar code.”
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Google, Yahoo, Intel, Microsoft, IBM and Cisco vie for UID project news

Fortune 500 companies and leading players in the technology segment Google, Yahoo, Intel, Microsoft, IBM and Cisco, are keen to be involved in India's multi-billion dollar Unique Identification (UID) project.

Former Infosys co-chairman Nandan Nilekani, who heads the approximately Rs15,000-Rs20,000 crore UID project, will be the most sought after individual in India by all these US-based technology companies, which reported individual 2008 revenues above $30 billion except Yahoo with $7 billion.

Already top heads of most of these companies are prowling the corridors of power to convince the powers that their companies  have the requisite technology and expertise to allot a unique identification number, akin to the US Social Security number, to each of India's 1.3 billion citizens.

Microsoft's chairman, Bill Gates has already said that his company is keen to participate in the project as Microsoft is in a position to assign the IDs swiftly and had met Nilekani, when he come down to India for the 5th anniversary celebration of Microsoft Research, India and to receive the Indira Gandhi peace prize in July.

Currently, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz is in India and has already met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Nilekani to lobby for the UID project. Yahoo says that since three out of four Indians nternet users access the net through Yahoo, her company is the ideal choice since becaue of its large presence in India.

However, Yahoo says that it has no commercial interest in the project, which ought to leave Yahoo's co-founder and ex CEO Jerry Yang wondering where he went wrong that Yahoo shareholders wanted him out.

Coming to the networking gear giant and acquisition specialist, Cisco Systems, which in the recent past has made a foray into the data centre business, also wants a pie of the UID project.

Cisco's chief technology officer Padmasree Warrior, who was previously Motorola's first female CTO, is also in India currently and has met up with Nilekani.

Warrior, who missed out in joining US President Barack Obama's team in the newly created post of US CTO, which ultimately went to Vivek Kundra, said yesterday that Cisco, using its telepresence technologies, wants to look at the healthcare and education markets and take services into remote areas.

Google India MD Shailesh Rao told reporters in New Delhi that Google would be happy to help in the UID project. But Google, considered as a very aggressive company, is adopting the 'wait and watch approach, ' having gone on record saying thatit would be happy to asociate itself, if invited to participate in the project.

Rao said that Google has not approached the Indian government but would be glad if the government invited it to participate in the project.

Other technology giants, Intel and IBM have yet to send in their lobbyists to India.

The 15-digit Unique Identification Number project is an ambitious project being undertaken by the Indian government, where every Indian citizen will be allotted a unique identification number.

The UID will do away with the multiple proof of identity for citizens like passport, driving licence, ration card etc required for opening bank accounts, applying for a passport, government or private sector job and the like. -source

Committee to decide on biometrics for UIDs: Nilekani

Bangalore, Nov 12 (PTI) A committee will decide on the set of biometrics in issuing the unique identification numbers, head of the ambitious project Nandan Nilekani today said.

The numbers would be unique and accorded to an individual based on a set or combination of his unique biometrics and would carry minimalistic demographic information relating to his name and address, the Unique Identification Authority of India chairman said.

Addressing the platinum jubilee meeting of the Indian Academy of Sciences here, he said a biometric committee would decide on the combination of biometrics that would be used to decide the number. It could be a combination of fingerprints of all 10 fingers, an iris scan and a facial photo. -source
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