Contactless fingerprint biometrics have advanced to the point that they are ready for law enforcement applications, as shown by the latest NIST mFIT Challenge results, IB and Sciometrics executives tell Biometric Update. Their joint entry scored the best accuracy result, while Idemia and Telos took top overall marks in Phase 2 for a smartphone-based mobile application to match fingerprints against a database populated with templates derived from contact-based scans.
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