A low-cost fingerprint detector, using off-the-shelf components integrated into a compact, portable unit, is available. The fingertip is moved relative to a skin-resistance-sensing array to produce a 'reference trajectory signal' that is stored in memory. The fingertip is moved again to produce a 'sample trajectory signal.' View this technology here .

New design criteria have been disclosed that enhance existing security technologies of public key infrastructure and smart cards with the aim to satisfy security needs, such as e-banking and e-health. View this technology here .

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