Japan Display (JDI) in joint R&D with the University of Tokyo has developed the world’s first thin image sensor that reads fingerprints and measures veins and pulse waves. The sensor is just 15 micrometers thick, lightweight and bendable it features both high-speed readout and high-resolution imaging capabilities.
According to the company, the combination of dual-sensor makes it more useful for security applications, as well as data-sensitive wearable devices.
Japan Display has made no statement over the plans for the commercialization of this research, it is expected that the sensor will be applied to high-security authentication systems to prevent imitations and impersonations by obtaining both biometric information (fingerprints and veins) and biometric signals (pulse waves).
These research has been published on Nature website.