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Smart card and biometric scanner

Apr 30, 20237:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Atrium BC


Biometric authentication is the process of verifying the identity of a person using their unique biological features. It has gained popularity in applications where identity verification is critical, because unlike digital authentication mechanisms like passwords and digital keys which can be transferred or stolen, biometric data always identifies a person uniquely. Unfortunately, traditional choices of biometric data such as fingerprints and facial photographs can lead to security breaches: for instance, fingerprints are easy to gather from one's objects of everyday use, and facial photographs are often publicly available on the internet. In this project, we explore the use of finger-vein photographs as a means of authentication and access control. Such photographs are difficult to obtain without a person's consent, and also satisfy the criterion of identifying a person uniquely. In the demo, you can see the finger-vein scanner in action. Go ahead and put your finger on the scanner, and see on the screen how the finger's outline is identified, and how the veins are extracted from the close-up photograph. Don't hesitate to ask questions! Head of Project: Ritam Bhaumik Professor Serge Vaudenay - The Security and Cryptography Lab (LASEC) & Global ID Open access visit Meeting point at the BC building reception desk

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Children (7-10 years)
Children (11-13 years)
Young people (14-16 ans)



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