Talk:Fingerprint recognition

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I am a fourth year student at the University of Virginia. I am majoring in Computer Engineering and minoring in Business Administration. Relevant job experience includes working at Privaris, Inc., a biometric security company based in Charlottesville, VA. I am currently working on a thesis titled "Replacing Conventional Security Measures with Biometric Systems: A Cost-Benefit Analysis", and discovered that there is very limited information relating to biometric authentication on Wikipedia. This article could definitely be expanded as it is currently only an overview of this topic. It would be nice to have expert input on the details of fingerprint sensors as well as matching algorithms.

{np}Nima Pirzadeh 05:05, 14 December 2005 (UTC){/np)

You're... you're using _WIKIPEDIA_ to research your thesis? 00:43, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
No -- he didn't actually say he "discovered that there is very limited information relating to biometric authentication on Wikipedia" while doing research for his thesis on Wikipedia. Hopefully he meant them as 2 different clauses:
  • 1) He was working on his thesis, so he has some knowledge on the subject
  • 2) He noticed there was limited information on Wikipedia so he created this article using material from his thesis research. Mojoworker (talk) 21:23, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Can fingerprint authentication be used to encryt data ?[edit]

As i understand it, currently fingerprint authentication can only be used to match a trusted/known print with the one read from the device and then act accordingly. What i want to know is, is it possible to obtain a key suitable for encyption from a finger print scan ? Without the ability to derive a key fron a scan, wouldn't it be useless for protecting data ( except a minor advantage by security through obscurity provided by the OS / login program ) ? --2mcmGespräch 05:55, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Worthless references[edit]

I'm sure the referenced lectures at the bottom of the page are quality, but you must log in as a University of Virginia student to have access to them. Thus for 99.9999% of readers, these are worthless. Could the author of the text that cites them obtain non-licensed (w/permission) versions of the lectures to post instead? I'm sure your professor would be happy to provide them. Jwigton 19:16, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Since nothing came of the above suggestion, and since the article was tagged with "Citations broken", I'm in the process of cleaning it up by finding alternate references. An interesting aside -- as part of that process I did this google search and got 153 results, all of which seem to be based on the original Wikipedia article text entered by User: Nima Pirzadeh in December, 2005. Some of the more interesting results are Patent 7597250, a patent application, a paper on the website of the University of Lamorgan in Wales, and another on UCSD's website (which I ended up citing) and a magazine article published 2 months ago. Mojoworker (talk) 00:03, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Yet another worthless reference: "Setlak, Dale. "Advances in Biometric Fingerprint Technology are Driving Rapid Adoption in Consumer Marketplace". AuthenTec. Retrieved 4 November 2010." Google docs gives the error that either they were unable to retrieve the document or I don't have permission to view the document. (I am logged in to Google) Anyone got an alternate link? Vincent2128 (talk) 06:21, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

A red link is associated with the following info....[edit]

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A topic of ....[edit]

Palmprint recognition has been created based on the following

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Equation listed above?[edit]

Under the active capacitance section it reads, "The distance values are then calculated mathematically, using the above equations, and used to form an image of the fingerprint."

What equation listed above? There is no equation on this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:42, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

The equation was removed in this edit. I removed the reference to "the above equations". Mojoworker (talk) 23:42, 28 March 2011 (UTC)


> Two of the first smartphone manufacturers to integrate fingerprint recognition into their phones were Motorola with the Atrix 4G in 2011, and Apple with the iPhone 5S on September 10, 2013.

Er. The Toshiba Portege G900 had a fingerprint sensor in 2007 (it was Windows Mobile 6.0). I doubt it was the first example, otherwise I'd correct the section, but the Atrix and iPhone 5s certainly weren't first. Fluppeteer (talk) 15:50, 29 March 2017 (UTC)