Startup: Fingerprint Breakthrough?

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Apr 29, 2014

A startup, IDAir, wants to read your fingerprints through thin air. While most fingerprint biometric readers force the user to press against a small plate, their reader is completely 'contact free' in use, which the company claims eliminates the risk of communicating sickness and disease. Here's their 30 second marketing demo:

How does this technology work, how much does it cost, and which systems does it work with? Moreover, how does it compare to traditional fingerprint technologies. We answer those questions inside this note.

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