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Polymer thick-film sensors: possibilities for smartcard biometrics

Henderson, Neil J., Papakostas, Thomas V., White, Neil M. and Hartel, Pieter H., (2001) Polymer thick-film sensors: possibilities for smartcard biometrics Grattan, K. T. V. and Khan, S. H. (eds.) At Sensors and their applications XI. , pp. 83-8.

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In this paper the potential of polymer thick-film sensors are assessed for use as biometric sensors on smartcards. Piezoelectric and piezoresistive 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 piezoresistive 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.

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Published date: September 2001
Additional Information: Organisation: IOP Address: Dirac House, Temple Back, Bristol BS1 6BE, UK
Venue - Dates: Sensors and their applications XI, 2001-09-01
Organisations: EEE


Local EPrints ID: 256073
ISBN: 0-7503-0821-4
PURE UUID: cb8c1353-c433-4655-a50e-294da904aac2
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Date deposited: 17 Oct 2001
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:49

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Author: Neil J. Henderson
Author: Thomas V. Papakostas
Author: Neil M. White ORCID iD
Author: Pieter H. Hartel
Editor: K. T. V. Grattan
Editor: S. H. Khan

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