UB computer scientists weighs in on Google's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner

Published March 2, 2015

An article on Motherboard, a channel on Vice Media, about a new ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for Android phones quotes Venu Govindaraju, director of UB’s Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors. “Out in the field, your fingers are not primed for good, clean fingerprints,” he said. “Ultrasonic technology helps because it actually pierces through and gets the images of the ridges of the fingerprint under [dirt] and creates a three-dimensional image that makes it more resistant to spoofing than optical sensors.”

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