UIDAI, IIT Bombay Work on Touchless Biometric Capture System

UIDAI, IIT Bombay Work on Touchless Biometric Capture System

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) to build a strong touchless biometric capture system for convenient use anytime and anywhere.

According to a press release by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), UIDAI and IIT Bombay will first conduct joint research to develop a mobile capture system for fingerprints and a liveness model integrated with the capture system. Once built and operational, this system will allow easy fingerprint authentication such as face authentication. It is also expected to capture multiple fingerprints instantly and help the verification success rate further. The system is expected to be an addition to the available facilities in the Aadhaar ecosystem.

The new system will use an intelligent combination of signal or image processing and machine learning or deep learning with a common mobile phone and a good user experience. The partnership between UIDAI and IIT Bombay through its National Centre of Excellence in Technology for Internal Security (NCETIS) will bring about joint engagement in research and development for the development of a system for UIDAI.

The NCETIS is a joint initiative by IIT Bombay and the MeitY, under its flagship Digital India Programme.