Polymer thick-film sensors: Possibilities for smartcard biometrics

Neil J. Henderson, Thomas V. Papakostas, Neil M. White, Pieter H. Hartel

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    The potential of polymer thick-film sensors are assessed for use as biometric sensors on smartcards. Piezoelectric and piezo-resistive sensors have been printed on flexible polyester, then bonded to smartcard blanks. The tactile interaction of a person with these sensors has been investigated. It was found that whilst piezo-resistive films offer good dynamic and static sensing properties, the relative complexity of their measurement circuitry over that of piezoelectrics, favours the use of piezoelectric films in the smartcard arena. The outline of a novel biometric discrimination method is presented, for which an equal false-acceptance and false-rejection error rate of 2.3% is reported.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSensors and their applications XI
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Eleventh Conference on Sensors and Their Applications
    EditorsK.T.V. Grattan, S.H. Khan
    Place of PublicationBristol
    PublisherInstitute of Physics
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9780750308212
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    Event11th Conference on Sensors and their Applications 2001 - City University, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 3 Sept 20016 Sept 2001
    Conference number: 11


    Conference11th Conference on Sensors and their Applications 2001
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • SCS-Cybersecurity


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