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Mobile authentication tools on smartphones

For applications based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, AIT has developed a mobile security app which enables regular smartphones to conduct person identification tasks:

  • Scans the machine readable zone (MRZ type 1,2 and 3) of a passport with the built-in camera and uses optical character recognition to transform the text into digital form for passport chip access.
  • The built-in camera compares the face of a person against stored facial information for the passport and offers output similarity scores to support the officials.
  • Captures 4 fingerprints simultaneously in a contactless manner using the built-in camera, and assesses the quality of the fingerprints for later comparison against a biometric passport or database (VISA Information System).