Startup: Fingerprint Reading through Gloves

By Brian Rhodes, Published May 07, 2014, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

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.

Sound, *** ******

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*** ********* ********* *** ********** ** us **** ****:

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Product *******

*** ******* ** ******** ** *********** ultrasonic ************** ******* ******* *****. *** ******* *** ** ***** the **** ** ** *******-******* ********** wireless****** ******** ** ** ******* ** **** pockets ** ********:

Key ********

******* *** *** ********: ***** ********* and ***** *********** ***** ******** ** a ******** ****. ** **** ***, these *** *** **** *** ****** control ************:

  • **** ******* **:******* *** *** **** ********** ******** ******** *** **** *** **** surface ****** *** ******, ** ***** through ******. **** ** *** *** advantage ******** ** ***** ********* **** may **** ** **** ***** ****** they *** ***** ** **** * print.
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  • ******* *******:******* ***** *****. *** ******* ******* is * *****-***********/ ************ (******)****-**** ******* **** *******. *** ********* ********* ******* **** **** last approximately * ****** ** * **** charge.

Enrollment & ***

** ***** *** ******* ** ******* the ********** ******* *** *** ** the *****. **** ********* ****:

"*** **** ******* ***** ******* ** the ********** *** (****** *** *******) while ********* ******* ****** ******** ** the ***, *.*. ********, *****, *******, PayPal, **** *****, ***. ***** ********** the ******* *** ** **** ********** via ***-****** *********, *** **** ****** their ****** ******* ***** ** *********** their ****** *** ******** ***** **********. From **** **, *** **** *** access ***** ****** ******** ***** ***** fingerprint, *** **** *** *********."

***********, *** **** ******* *** *** through * ********** ***. **** *********** a *********** ******** *** ********** ***, as ***** ** ** ****** ** managing *** ********* **** ******* * central ***********, *** ************ ***** *** access ************ ***** **** ******** ** networked ***** ** ******** ******** *** settings ** ***** ******* **** - not * ****** *********** ** ***** commercial ********** ***** ***********.

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

**** *** ******* ** ******** ** the ******** ********* ********, ** **** be ******* *** $**.**.  ****** **** will ** $***.**, *** ** ************ ********** have **** ********** ***.

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

**** ** ***** ** ************,*****'* ***** *********** ******/ ********** **** ***** ***********. *****'* ***** **** ************* less *** **** ** ~$** ****, and **** * **** ***** ** the ****** ******** ** ****** ******* of **.** *** ******* **** ****** & *******.

*******, ******* *******'* ****** **** *** lack ** **** ****** *******, ** works ***** ****** *** *** *** formats *** *** ** ******* ** the ******* ********** *** ******* ****** systems ** ****, ****** *** ***** access ******** ***** ** ****** ***.

*** ************, ***** ***** ** **** intrusive ** *** ********* *** **** to ****** **** ******* ** *** card's ********** ******, ***** *******'* ********** sensor **** *** ******* *** ****.

The ******

******* ** *** '*** **** *** thing' *** *********** *******/***********, *** *** sensor ********** *** *********. ********** ***** the ******** ** *** *** ******* gains ******** **** *** ******** ******* to ******* *** ******* ******. ***** the ********** *** ************* ***** *** high *********** ** *** ********************************** ****** ******** ** ******* ******* ****** mainstays, *** ****** ****** ***** *** more **** ********** [**** ** ****** available] ** *** ***** *****.

 

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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