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UIDAI and IIT Bombay have joined hands to develop a touchless biometric capture system

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay) have joined hands in order to develop a robust touchless biometric capture system for easier usage by people anytime, anywhere.

In accordance with their memorandum of understanding (MoU), UIDAI and IIT Bombay will conduct joint research to develop a mobile fingerprint capture system that includes a liveness model.

Fingerprint authentication will be allowed through the touchless biometric capture system. The new system is anticipated to simultaneously collect numerous fingerprints and increase the success rate of authentication. Once implemented, the new system will be an addition to the services already provided by the Aadhaar ecosystem.

Through the collaboration between UIDAI and IIT Bombay’s National Centre of Excellence in Technology for Internal Security (NCETIS), joint engagement in research and development (R&D) will be created for the development of a system for UIDAI.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and IIT Bombay collaborated to create the NCETIS as part of its flagship Digital India Programme. The NCETIS's main objective is to create indigenous technology for internal security forces in the main areas of electronic system design and manufacturing.

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