Biometric Touchscreen Recognizes Your Fingerprints

An article I wrote for Electronic Products.

The first touchscreen to recognize you by your fingerprints may change the way you interact with computers in public places

Going to the café to sip on some coffee while getting a bit of work done on your laptop may soon become even more convenient. Winding down with nothing but some fresh brew and a fingerprint-identifying touchscreen display on the table in front of you may not be so far-fetched.

Current touch displays cannot scan fingerprints and fingerprint sensors cannot display images, but according to researchers Christian Holz and Patrick Baudisch of the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany, what they invented does both.

Touchscreen Tabletop

Future coffee shops may be equipped with interactive touchscreen tabletops. Image via New Scientist.

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