Technological advancements in current epoch are beyond any introduction. Being a part of this highly sophisticated generation, we have kept on witnessing several developments and progressions in various sections, but this time, it is something more magical and something that is further than the expectations. An Indian-origin researcher alongside his team has developed a complete model of a hand, with the utilisation of advanced 3D technology.
The scientist, Anil Jain is an India-origin and America-based researcher and belongs to Michigan State University (MSU). He with the help of his team using a high-resolution 3D printer have invented a life-size 3D hand model having a complete set of five fingerprints that can generate the same edges and gorges as real fingers of human do.
Like any other optical gadgets, the fingerprint sensors and hand scanners need to be adjusted, with the lack of standard strategy; scientists are not able to calibrate it. But the scientist, Anil Jain, and his team have become able to create a full hand with the enrichment of advanced 3D printer.
As said by the lead scientist, this is the first run through an entire hand 3D target has been made to bring into line the fingerprint scanners and as a consequence of this examination, the researchers have become able to develop a replica 3D hand, basically a lampoon, With the use of an individual’s fingerprints, one can conceivably allow a yob to take the person’s character to break into a vault, sully a transgression scene or enter the nation illicitly,” Jain added to his statement.
Jain while cautioning the public said that, with the fuse of one’s fingerprint and advanced 3D printer technology, such replica can be produced and can be used for illegitimate purpose. Now, Jain and his biometrics group were further researching how to trial and standardise the fingerprint scanners which are commonly used all over the world, mostly at the departments of police, banks, airport migration counters, and other high-security facilities.
Among other applications of this development, the researchers said that it could be used to a limited range of the existing spoof-resistance fingerprint scanners of the industrial and commercial facilities. Moreover, the researchers have highlighted a security escape clause and the confinements of existing fingerprint scanners. Now it’s up to the scanner producers to plan a scanner that is spoof-resistant. Otherwise, the possibilities of illegal use of this module are sky-scraping.
The study was endorsed by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and was invented by the India-born scientist Anil Jain and his biometric team at Michigan State University (MSU).