You arrived to the website focused on biometrics, managed by Jean-François Mainguet.

Scheduled conferences:

  • EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) 2017
    PYCSEL – Project introduction / Darmstadt / 19-SEP-2017 10h00 [PYCSEL website]

  • There are 217 pages to navigate as of October 2016, see the list by clicking Expand Menu on the left. Here are some shortcuts to the most visited pages:

    fingerprint sensors
    Fingerprint sensor
    products and prototypes
    fingerprint sensors
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    fingerprint recognition algorithms
    fingerprint algorithms
    smart card with fingerprint sensor built-in
    Smart cards with a built-in fingerprint sensor
    Notebooks with biometrics
    Smartphones with biometrics
    Apple Touch ID
    movies with biometrics
    Big screen movies and biometrics

    Jean-François Mainguet is involved in biometrics for a long time now, having invented the silicon swipe fingerprint sensing when working with Thomson-CSF:

    Image from 50 years of biometric research: Accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities
    Anil K. Jain, Karthik Nandakumar, Arun Ross / Jan 2016.

    Unfortunately, the 1997 sensor is not from Thomson-CSF: it was the FingerChip, a thermal-based fingerprint sensor. That said, thank you to consider this invention as an important step in fingerprint sensing!

    Also, Apple did not made the first phone with a fingerprint sensor, (I count about 100 different phones before, and the first real consumer product was the HP iPAQ) but they really opened the fingerprint sensor market in September 2013 with the iPhone 5S. Why? Maybe it was just the right time...

    The main sections are:

    Midi Minatec JF.Mainguet 20 janvier 2017
    Conférence Midi Minatec du 20 janvier 2017 à Grenoble (JF.Mainguet biography)
    Capteurs d'empreintes digitales, détection du vivant et sécurité

    Notes to visitors of my former website: