Around 60 years ago, the idea of identifying people by their fingerprints had sounded like a visionary idea inspired by a science-fiction movie. Today, however, thanks to companies like DERMALOG Identification Systems, biometric fingerprints are used worldwide to issue highly secure official documents, in banking or to combat crime.At DERMALOG’s headquarters in Hamburg, a growing team comprising of about 130 researchers, engineers and scientists conducts extensive research on human biology and morphology to develop a vast array of biometric solutions. To give but one
example,the DERMALOG ‘Next Generation AFIS’ has the capacity to compare 129 million fingerprints in a second without loss of accuracy – a world record.