Creating an innovative and more usable Fingerprint Device

The PYCSEL project, funded by the European Union, has started on January 1st 2017. The kick-off meeting gathered representatives from all the consortium partners in Grenoble during the 8th and 9th of January.
PYCSEL project is a Research and Innovation project under the call H2020-ICT-02-2016. The main objective of this project is to develop a new fingerprint sensor based on thermical and flexible materials. This new sensor will provide some features, which will improve the usage of fingerprint biometric sensors, these are:

  • High resolution: 500 dpi are necessary for most biometric applications.
  • Flexible: one of the main feature of the sensor PYCSEL will develop is its flexibility, this will help to integrate it in different scenarios where previously was not possible, such as steering wheels, locks, etc. improving the user’s experience.
  •  Large area: large area slap sensors are widely used in governmental applications, where the user has to provide all his/her fingerprint. PYCSEL sensor will provide this functionality
  • Thin: opposite to optical sensors, the PYCSEL sensor will be thin, which will increase its possibilities of being integrated in different applications.
  • Low cost

For such development, a group of different partners with different expertise has joined: end-users both from the automotive industry as well as from the biometric industry will help in the detailed requirement acquisition and in the tests of the different vehicles created in the project. Hardware designers who will carry out such designs and implementations; systems integrators in charge of developing the complete board for the sensor and evaluation experts to test the functionalities and the features described.