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Aurical / A Portable Fingerprint Replicator


With software that detects unique features of identity, biometric security is difficult to replicate. Yet recent technology has shown evidence of biometric security being fooled. How might this technology be taken onto the field of a secret agent’s daily mission?

Aurical is a portable, inconspicuous, and quick fingerprint replicator that uses innovative technology and materials to imitate a scanned fingerprint. After scanning a real or residual fingerprint, Aurical laser-etches a silicone fingerprint slide coated in a conductive layer of gold to be capped onto an agent’s finger. Aurical then stores the scanned fingerprint for future use.


University of Washington

University of Washington
Seattle, United States

Terrene Huang,
University of Washington

Alaina Kleck,
University of Washington