Multispectral Technology for whole-hand scanning

Multispectral Technology for whole-hand scanning


Lumidigm Multispectral Technology Extended to Whole Hand

Quick and complete capture of multiple whole hand characteristics now possible with a single sensor

Albuquerque, NM - September 17, 2008 - Lumidigm, Inc., the award-winning fingerprint biometrics company, has applied its multispectral technology to the capture of multiple characteristics of the hand. The ability to image concave areas that are not naturally in contact with the platen is a clear advantage that multispectral technology brings to the challenge of whole hand biometrics. Because the Lumidigm technology is a direct imaging process, all areas of the hand are imaged, easily and quickly, with no special preparation or configuration of the hand. This characteristic permits the operator to easily and quickly capture all of the available biometric data.

A further advantage of Lumidigm's whole hand technology is that it is capable of capturing the thumbprint, four fingerprints and a palmprint all with a single placement of the user's hand on a single sensor. These prints may then be compared to data contained in a variety of standard biometric databases for a wide range of military and forensic applications. The same multispectral technology can also be implemented as a physical access device that can perform multibiometric matching to provide an extremely high level of accuracy and performance, enabling true single-factor 1:N security applications.

"Our robust multispectral imaging technology is a natural fit for whole hand biometrics," says Rob Rowe, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Lumidigm. Lumidigm's initial whole hand R&D efforts were performed in collaboration with Biometrics Laboratory, Michigan State University, in response to the U.S. Army's call for multimodal biometrics systems under the SBIR program. "The ability of our technology to perform under conditions where other technologies fail is precisely what makes a multispectral whole hand sensor of significant interest to the Army," said Rowe.

Lumidigm will be demonstrating its multispectral and multimodal whole hand technology at the Biometrics Consortium Technology Expo in Tampa, Florida from September 23-25, 2008. A portable form factor is planned for deployment in the field by government and commercial partners and could be available in early 2010.

About Lumidigm
Lumidigm, Inc. deploys biometric systems that work quickly and effectively on all people in all environmental conditions. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lumidigm sensors are distributed worldwide. Lumidigm's initial venture capital investors are DFJ New England, Epic Ventures, and International Venture Fund. Other investors include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Intel Capital, Methode Electronics, Motorola Ventures, New Mexico Co-Investment Partners managed by Fort Washington Capital, Solstice Capital, and Sun Mountain Capital.

Contact: Janine Kennedy, Lumidigm, +1 505 272 7082,

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