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Next-generation Strong Ultrasonic Fingerprint Biometrics

Objective

Biometrics is becoming increasingly popular to allow secure and passwordless authentication. The conventional fingerprint sensors currently in use are basically low-cost products mainly targeting mobile applications, such as smartphones and tablets. Due to security problems (easy to spoof), they do not meet the end-user requirements when true security and strong authentication is needed. Because ultrasound waves easily travel inside matter, a fingerprint sensor based on ultrasound provides significantly more secure authentication as it is able to capture 3D features. Ultrasound sensor is as convenient to use as other competing fingerprint sensors. Thus far, full benefits of ultrasound technology have not yet been used to meet the all end-user needs. MODULEUS will exploit technological advantages of ultrasound to address end-user needs related to high security confidence, usage convenience and privacy safeguard. The SME Phase 1 project will focus on security sector with the main objective to conceive comprehensive business plan with a strong go-to market strategy to facilitate the market expansion to high-volume markets.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics/ultrasound
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

MODULEUS SAS
Address
34 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
37100 Tours
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000