Biometrics


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fingerprint sensors
Fingerprint sensor
products and prototypes
fingerprint sensors
Fingerprint sensor
physics
fingerprint recognition algorithms
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smart card with fingerprint sensor built-in
Biometric Smart Cards
Notebooks with biometrics
Notebooks
movies with biometrics
Big screen movies
Smartphones with biometrics
Smartphones
Smartphone 3D face
Smartphones & 3D face
Apple
Apple & 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.

The 1997 sensor shown on the above imave is not from Thomson-CSF (unfortunately, it is an error in the paper). You can see some photos in the FingerChip website, which is devoted to this thermal-based fingerprint sensor I invented end of 1995. 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...


Main sections


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

All biometric modalities

Behavior

Bioelectric field

Bones head acoustic waves

Bones sound transmission

Bones skull sound

Bones X-rays hand

Bones X-rays chest

Bones X-rays knee

Bones X-rays frontal sinus

Brain EEG

Breath

Butt

Cardiac pulse

Dental bitemark, radiograph

DNA

Ear geometry

Ear canal feedback

Eye vein

Eye corneal

Eye tracking

Eye periocular

Face skin pattern

Face geometry

Facial dynamics

Facial thermogram

Finger knuckle print

Finger knuckles creases

Finger topography

Finger wrinkles

Fingerprint

Footprint

Hand

Hand geometry

Hand skin impedance

Hand pressure, grip

Hand signature, writing

Hand graphic

Hand sound signature

Hand gesture

Hand shiver

Hand tapping

Hand keystroke

Hand mouse dynamics

Hair androgenic, headprint

Gait

Iris

Knee X-rays

Lip geometry

Lip print

Lip dynamics

Laughter

Microbial cloud

Nail RFID

Nail bed

Nose geometry

Nose pores

Odour

Palmprint

Pores

Retina vessels

Retina photon

Smile

Skin spectroscopy

Skin impedance

Soft biometrics

Sweat

Tongue

Vein Face

Vein Wrist

Vein Finger

Vein Palm

Vein hand back

Voice