Telebiometrics applies biometrics to telecommunications and telecommunications to remote biometric sensing. With the emergence of multimodal biometrics systems gathering data from different sensors and contexts, International Standards that support systems performing biometric enrollment and verification or identification have begun to focus on human physiological thresholds as constraints and frameworks for "plug and play" telebiometric networks. Attending to these wetware protocols has become particularly urgent in the context of a recent study suggesting possible pathological effects from RFID transponders implanted in dogs. Dogs are frequently used as model organisms in the study of human disease.
Working with BioAPI (Biometric Application Programming Interface) and BIP (Biometric Interworking Protocol), IEC TC25/WG 5, in conjunction with ITU and ISO, has drafted a standard for Quantities and Units defining such physiological interactions for biometrics. "Telebiometrics related to human physiology, IEC 80000-14" specification is one of a set of International Standards produced jointly by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) under their Joint Technical Committee.