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As a leading developer of advanced ultrasound solutions, MODULEUS develops, among other applications, a fingerprint sensor based on ultrasound, addressing end-user needs related to high security confidence, usage convenience and privacy safeguard.

k€ in funding
Funding instrument Horizon 2020 SME instrument phase 1
Topic Engaging SMEs in security research and development

Ultrasonic sensors are virtually impossible to fool: They capture 3D image of the finger, and more importantly they ensure liveness detection through vascular information sensing.

Biometrics is becoming increasingly popular to allow secure and passwordless authentication. Conventional fingerprint sensors currently in use are basically low-cost products mainly targeting mobile applications, such as smartphones and tablets. They are not secure: they are easy to bypass, because they scan only the surface (2D image). Due to security problems they do not meet the end-user requirements when true security and strong authentication is needed. Because ultrasound waves easily travel inside matter, a fingerprint sensor based on ultrasound provides significantly more secure authentication as it is able to capture 3D features. Ultrasound sensor is as convenient to use as other competing fingerprint sensors. Thus far, full benefits of ultrasound technology have not yet been used to meet the all end-user needs.

How we reached the goals

Spinverse strongly supported in project planning, proposal writing and evaluation of the quality of the proposal before submission. After a positive decision from EU Commission, we supported MODULEUS in the project negotiation, implementation and reporting phases.

Key takeaways

The project will focus on security sector with the main objective to conceive comprehensive business plan with a strong go-to market strategy to facilitate the market expansion to high-volume markets. Our contribution secured a 50 000 € grant from Horizon 2020 SME instrument phase 1 from the call “Engaging SMEs in security research and development”

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