Startup: Fingerprint Reading through Gloves

Author: 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.

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Sound, *** ******

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Product *******

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Key ********

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Enrollment & ***

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

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The ******

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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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