Seiko has partnered with Epson to develop an ultrathin (0.2mm) fingerprint sensor “that will allow manufacturers to secure any kind of mobile device.” Availability has not yet been announced.

The sensor reads fingerprints by detecting the miniscule electric current from your finger when you touch the device. Possible applications are self-identifying credit cards, cellphones, and MP3 players. When a wrong fingerprint is entered, that item is disabled, so your credit cards won’t be charged and your phones won’t be used to make strange calls

[via Gizmodo]

Seiko has partnered with Epson to develop an ultrathin (0.2mm) fingerprint sensor “that will allow manufacturers to secure any kind of mobile device.” Availability has not yet been announced.

The sensor reads fingerprints by detecting the miniscule electric current from your finger when you touch the device. Possible applications are self-identifying credit cards, cellphones, and MP3 players. When a wrong fingerprint is entered, that item is disabled, so your credit cards won’t be charged and your phones won’t be used to make strange calls

[via Gizmodo]