Sonavation, a biometric solutions provider, has managed to bond an ultrasound sensor with Corning Gorilla Glass. Sonavation’s blog claims that the company will “exclusively provide a biometric security solution platform that allows authentication despite moisture, dirt or oil that might be present on a user’s fingerprint to deliver a unique, high fidelity acoustic fingerprint signature.”
According to TechTree, this will work if 3D ultrasound biometric sensors are used to capture fingerprint data. The sensor is bonded under 400 micron thick glass. Since most manufacturers use Gorilla Glass, this new technology will make it easier and relatively cheaper, for manufacturers to integrate biometric systems.
Sonavation Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Rainer Schmitt said in the post, “Sonavation’s ultrasound fingerprint sensor design is well suited for through-the-glass fingerprinting and specifically architected to deliver advanced security and ease-of-integration into mobile and IoT devices.”
He added “With this breakthrough, we can now provide value-added biometric solutions that are more manufacturable, secure, and accurate, than today’s capacitive options, and allow for practical use in a vast range of biometric applications.”