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Innovative Technology for Fingerprint Live Scanners

Objective

The objective of INGRESS is to research, develop and validate innovative technology to take fingerprint images by looking at additional biometrics associated with the finger. The project will pave the way to the manufacturing of innovative fingerprint scanners capable of properly sensing fingerprints of intrinsic very-low quality and/or characterized by superficial skin disorders.
The project focuses on capturing sub-surface fingerprint and delivering a high-quality image. The technology stream of the project focuses on medical imaging technique, such as ultrasound and Full Field Optical Coherence Tomography (FFOCT), to acquire the fingerprint matrix in the dermis. Furthermore, INGRESS studies the use of Printed Organic Electronics (POE) technologies and components, such as the passive matrix of Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) and Organic Photo Diodes (OPDs) to create a new generation of high resolution fingerprint sensors.
We propose to evaluate the INGRESS’ mock-ups in laboratory to compare them with legacy sensors. Tests in the field will evaluate the technology performance, the usability and user acceptance of the solution. INGRESS exploits both standard approaches and novel metrics to evaluate the operational quality of fingerprint scanners.
In parallel of the technology stream, the project will investigate the potential ethical, legal and societal issues for these novel technologies. The R&D process will integrate, all along the project, the results from this investigation, to guarantee that all end-products will be fully compatible/compliant with current trends in European and international privacy and data protection standards, following the internationally-endorsed foundational principles of Privacy by Design.
INGRESS will both validate the developed technologies and propose a technology development roadmap for the purpose of using fingerprints from the identity document in border control and law enforcement applications.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics/ultrasound
  • /social sciences/law
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/radiology/medical imaging
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
Address
2, Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 461 530
Administrative Contact
Sandra Canton (Mrs.)

Participants (10)

HOGSKOLEN I GJOVIK

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 452 404
Address
Teknologivegen 22
2802 Gjovik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christoph Busch (Prof.)
PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO BADAWCZO-PRODUKCYJNE OPTEL SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 161 177
Address
Jerzego Kowalskiego 5
52-428 Wroclaw
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wieslaw Bicz (Mr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 336 103
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Davide Maltoni (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 495 310
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alain Mangeol (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 232 399
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pierre Margot (Prof.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christoph Busch (Prof.)
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 534 654
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marc Schnieper (Dr.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 332 240
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cagatay Karabat (Mr.)
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 227 965
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mirjam Buigel-De Witte (Mrs.)
MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR

Participation ended

France
Address
Place Beauvau
75800 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabrice Gaeng (Mr.)