Scanning Babies’ Fingerprints Could Save Lives

on Oct 30, 2014 in November 2014 Articles | 0 comments

Scanning Babies’ Fingerprints Could Save Lives

(Image courtesy of Michigan State University) By Kim Ward   Each year, 2.5 million children die worldwide because they don’t receive life-saving vaccinations at the appropriate time. Michigan State University Professor Anil Jain is developing a fingerprint-based recognition method to track vaccination schedules for infants and toddlers that will increase immunization coverage and save lives. To increase coverage, the vaccines must be recorded and tracked. The traditional tracking method is for parents to keep a paper document. But in...

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