Financial institutions want to use automation to handle transactions as quickly as possible, but they're also keenly interested in making sure only authorized users complete those transactions. Diebold Inc. is addressing these requirements with identiCenter™, which employs biometrics to guarantee the consumer's identity. identiCenter™ uses multispectral imaging fingerprint sensors from Lumidigm Inc. to prevent identity theft, which affects 10 million Americans at a total cost impact of $50 billion annually. The system can be used in drive-up systems or in kiosks that let consumers check in when entering a branch, selecting transaction options before reaching tellers. U.S. Biometrics Corp. provides the system that includes the fingerprint sensor.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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