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This Fingerprint Scanner Peers Beneath the Skin's Surface

 - Oct 22, 2015
References: osa.org & gizmag
The FF-OCT fingerprint scanner is a high-tech device, developed by a group of scientists and researchers from the Paris-based Langevin Institute, that is capable of doing what other fingerprint scanners cannot do by looking well beneath the surface of the skin.

Most regular and run-of-the-mill fingerprint scanners work by shining a light through a glass and onto the pad of the finger when it's pressed against the scanner's glass surface, before taking the light that's reflected back to create an image of the print.

Ultimately, it is hoped that the FF-OCT fingerprint scanner could be developed into a more finished product that could be made available on the market for less than $10,000. This means that it could be used in a variety of settings where security is a concern.