Imec researchers based at Eindhoven’s Holst Centre have developed a brand new type of flexible, large-area sensor technology which can be used for detecting finger and palmprints. Less than 0.2 mm thick, the new sensors can be embedded into objects such as mobile phones and door handles to create “invisible” yet secure access-control systems that are able to tell if the print is from a living person, rather than a counterfeit.

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