Startup: Fingerprint Reading through Gloves

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on May 07, 2014

A fundamental limitation of typical fingerprint readers is that users must expose their fingers to be read. This is a serious issue in harsh environments where gloves are worn for warmth or protection. A startup has developed a new method to read fingerprints entirely: ultrasonically.

Inside, we examine the new product, what makes it fundamentally different, and what to expect for access control applications.

* *********** ********** ** typical *********** ******* ** that ***** **** ****** their ******* ** ** read. **** ** * serious ***** ** ***** environments ***** ****** *** worn *** ****** ** protection. * ******* *** developed * *** ****** to **** ************ ********: ultrasonically.

******, ** ******* *** new *******, **** ***** it ************* *********, *** what ** ****** *** access ******* ************.

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Sound, *** ******

*********** ********************** ******* * ********** called "********** *************" **** ************ *** ** ************** ** **** ******* an ******** ********* ********. While ************* ***** ** fingerprints ** *** ******, Sonavation's ******** ** ********* than **** *******. ******* of ***** ** ******* scanner ** **********-***** ****** that ******** ******** ******** of * *****, ******* uses *********** ** ****** finger *****.

*** ********* ********* *** technology ** ** **** this:

"[**********] ********** *********** ******* read *** **** *** surface *********** ****** *** swirls, **** ************ ******* sensors. *******, ***** ********** they ******* * *******, deep ****** *** ******** map ** *** ********* that *********** *** ***** layers ** *** *********, plus *** ********** *** pad, ******, ************* *** vascular, **** *** ******** blood ****, **** *********, and **** ***."

****** *********** ******* **** only **** *** ******/********* layers, ******* ***** **** deeper **** *** ****** sampling ***** '******' ******** like ***** *******, *****, and ***********. **** **** collected ** *** ****** is ******** ******* * pre-enrolled ******** *******. ** the **** ******* *** template, *** ********** **** validates *** **** *** unlocks *** *** ** share ***********.

Product *******

*** ******* ** ******** on *********** ********** ************** through ************. *** ******* *** is ***** *** **** of ** *******-******* ********** wireless************** ** ** ******* in **** ******* ** keyrings:

Key ********

******* *** *** ********: store ********* *** ***** credentials ***** ******** ** a ******** ****. ** that ***, ***** *** the **** *** ****** control ************:

  • **** ******* **:******* *** *** **** ultrasound ******** ******** *** **** not **** ******* ****** and ******, ** ***** through ******. **** ** the *** ********* ******** to ***** ********* **** may **** ** **** users ****** **** *** ready ** **** * print.
  • *** ** *** ****:** *** ******* ****, AXISKEY **** *** ******* 13.56 *** ** *** kHz **** *************. **** excludes * **** ***** of *** ******** ****** reader ******, ******** ** is ******** ** **** with *** ********* ** NFC ******* **** *******, a ***** ** ***** in **** ****: "*** ** *** *** the ****** ** ****** Control"
  • ******* *******:******* ***** *****. *** onboard ******* ** * field-replaceable/ ************ (******)****-**** ******* ***********. *** ********* ********* battery **** **** **** approximately * ****** ** a **** ******.

Enrollment & ***

** ***** *** ******* to ******* *** ********** process *** *** ** the *****. **** ********* with:

"*** **** ******* ***** profile ** *** ********** app (****** *** *******) while ********* ******* ****** services ** *** ***, i.e. ********, *****, *******, PayPal, **** *****, ***. After ********** *** ******* Fob ** **** ********** via ***-****** *********, *** user ****** ***** ****** several ***** ** *********** their ****** *** ******** their **********. **** **** on, *** **** *** access ***** ****** ******** using ***** ***********, *** PINs *** *********."

***********, *** **** ******* the *** ******* * smartphone ***. **** *********** a *********** ******** *** enterprise ***, ** ***** is ** ****** ** managing *** ********* **** through * ******* ***********, and ************ ***** *** access ************ ***** **** entirely ** ********* ***** or ******** ******** *** settings ** ***** ******* lock - *** * common *********** ** ***** commercial ********** ***** ***********.

**** *** ****** ******* potential ************ ** ****** personal ******** *** ****** than ********** ****** ******* platforms, ******** ** ***** be **** **** ******** like*********,******, ********** *************** *********** ****** *******.

Cost & ************

**** *** ******* ** released ** *** ******** Indiegogo ********, ** **** be ******* *** $**.**. Future **** **** ** $149.95, *** ** ************ agreements **** **** ********** yet.

************

**** ** ***** ** alternatives,*****'* ***** *********** ******/ credential ********* ***********. *****'* ***** cost ************* **** *** unit ** ~$** ****, and **** * **** start ** *** ****** vertical ** ****** ******* of **.** *** ******* like ****** & *******.

*******, ******* *******'* ****** cost *** **** ** RFID ****** *******, ** works ***** ****** *** and *** ******* *** can ** ******* ** the ******* ********** *** logical ****** ******* ** well, ****** *** ***** access ******** ***** ** useful ***.

*** ************, ***** ***** be **** ********* ** use ********* *** **** to ****** **** ******* to *** ****'* ********** sensor, ***** *******'* ********** sensor **** *** ******* the ****.

The ******

******* ** *** '*** next *** *****' *** fingerprint *******/***********, *** *** sensor ********** *** *********. Sonavation ***** *** ******** of *** *** ******* gains ******** **** *** partners ******* ** ******* the ******* ******. ***** the ********** *** ************* costs *** **** *********** of *** **************************************** ******** ** ******* optical ****** *********, *** access ****** ***** *** more **************** *** ***** *****.

Comments (1)

Very interesting technology. I guess Hollywood can't show the typical scene where they cut off a guys finger which is then used to fool an access control system since the blood flow would be missing.

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