BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION OF NEWBORN BABIES
Biometric identification of newborn babies is complex and unfeasible with current fingerprint scanners, especially contact-based ones. Feature as skin deformability, reduced skin undulations (3 to 5 times
smaller than in adults), fingerprints not present (in prematures), moisture and dirt make fingerprint reading a challenging task.
Our scanner, based on Optical Coherence Tomography, permits reading and generating 2D and 3D fingerprints through scanning of epidermis (external layer) or dermis (internal layer) from the birth room to the maternity checkout, overcoming the main challenges of newborn babies’ identification and preventing the main problems of current sensors (unacceptable image quality).
Our scanner allows collecting fingerprints from individuals that have altered their finger skin unintentionally (manual labor) or intentionally (to try to deceive identification systems) by scanning directly from the dermis (internal layer) when the epidermis (external layer) is not viable. This technology can solve the most frequent biometric identification of hard-to-scan individuals (around 2% of the population) whose skin has special condition (excessive moisture , dry skin, age-related elasticity decrease or sickness related absence of fingerprints).