Electro-Optical Fingerprint Recognition
Definition - What does Electro-Optical Fingerprint Recognition mean?
Electro-optical fingerprint recognition is a biometric identification biotechnology that is used to digitally scan, identify, and compare unique and registered human fingerprint images. Typically, electro-optical fingerprinting is used with a system, allowing for efficient authentication.
Electro-optical fingerprint recognition serves as a password and security code alternative. Organizations use this system for employee attendance, time tracking and building access. Electro-optical fingerprint recognition is also used in mobile phone identification and in payments.
Techopedia explains Electro-Optical Fingerprint Recognition
- An electro-optical fingerprint scanner scans the finger and the resulting image is focused in a small chip.
- This image is converted by the chip into a digital file such that the fingerprint can be processed, stored and compared with other stored fingerprints.