Saturday, 23 July 2016

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Mobile phones hold a trove of personal information that can be valuable to law enforcement investigating serious crimes, but they are notoriously hard to get into without a passcode or the owner's fingerprint. 

Police in the US found a way around this difficulty by 3D printing a murder victim's finger to gain access to their smartphone and hopefully find evidence that would lead to the perpetrator of the crime. 

The officers provided biometrics expert Anil Jain from Michigan State University with copies of the deceased's fingerprints, taken before the murder, and asked him to create 3D printed replicas of all ten fingers. 

"We don't know which finger the suspect used," Jain told Fusion. "We think it's going to be the thumb or index finger - that's what most people use - but we have all ten."


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