“Phantom”- World’s first 3D model of human fingerprint developed by Indian-American scientist Mr. Anil Jain
An Indian-American scientist, Mr. Anil Jain from Michigan State University built the world’s first three-dimensional (3D) model of a human fingerprint known as Phantom.
About Phantom – 3D model of human fingerprint
A method that takes a two-dimensional image of a fingerprint and maps it to a 3-D finger surface.
In health care, a 3D heart or a kidney may be created because of known dimensions and they can be put in a scanner and the imaging system may be calibrated.
Objective: To have a precise fingerprint model with known properties and features that can be used to calibrate existing technology used to match fingerprints.
Would help to improve the overall accuracy of fingerprint-matching systems that leads to better security in applications ranging from law enforcement to mobile phone unlock.
Developed to boost the accuracy of fingerprint-matching systems and to improve security technology.
About Indian-American scientist Mr. Anil Jain
Has a B.Tech degree from IIT Kanpur and MS and PhD degrees from OhioStateUniversity.
Six USpatents on fingerprint matching and has written a number of books on biometrics and fingerprint/facial recognition.
Received a number of prestigious awards for contributions to pattern recognition and biometrics.
Note: The 3D model doesn’t have the feel or texture or a real finger, but it could advance the technology of fingerprinting sensing and matching.