• Assuring the quality of individual biometric samples is crucial for maintaining the discriminatory power of biometric recognition systems as biometric data of low quality are likely to be mismatched. NFIQ stands for NIST Finger Image Quality software. It is widely recognized as a reference in fingerprint quality assessment. The NFIQ2 project develops a new and improved open-source version of NFIQ in consultation and collaboration with users and industry.

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  • Smart cards are tamper-protected chip cards with microprocessor chip. They perform security-related functions such as

    • the authorization of bank transactions or
    • the creation of electronic signatures

    and store sensitive data.

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  • OpenCapSense is a rapid prototyping system for designing and evaluating pervasive interaction systems based on capacitive proximity sensing. The platform was introduced in 2013 and employs state-of-the-art embedded processing capabilities with high extendibility. The whole system is licensed as open-source (hardware licensed under Creative Commons, software licensed under GPL v3), allowing researchers to experiment with capacitive sensing applications. Using OpenCapSense, one can obtain a spatial resolution of less than 1 cm at object distances of 35 cm.

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  • The self-service »Automated Password Reset«, being used e.g. in the  IT Service Hotline ofseveral financial services, telecommunications and pharmaceutical companies, takes profit of the voice verification system of Voicetrust in order to authenticate the caller.

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  • OraMod is an EC-FP7-ICT project that starts from the need of researchers and clinicians in the field of oncology to improve the representation of biological processes related to onset, growth, dissemination and relapse of human cancer. The project specifically addresses the challenge of early prediction of relapses of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC), a disease with impressive effects on patients due to its invasiveness in face characteristics as well as speaking and eating ability.

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  • In September 2014, the Pergamon Altar in Berlin was scanned in 3D by the Competence Center Cultural Heritage Digitization at Fraunhofer IGD. The scanning project was implemented in cooperation with the Antiquities Collection of the Berlin State Museums (Antikensammlung der Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) and was supported by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, BKM).

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  • Fraunhofer innovations for cultural heritage – a pilot project with the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) and the Sächsischen Landesbibliothek, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (Saxon State and University Library Dresden) and further Saxon institutions.

    The board project of the Forschungsallianz Kulturerbe (Research Alliance ‘Cultural Heritage’) »Fraunhofer innovations for cultural heritage« will be implemented until 2018 in order to preserve and restore Saxon cultural assets. The main focus lies on different fields of application.

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  • The Interactive Document Engineering department works on the visualisation of existential data. As production data prevents production losses and accelerates maintenance, it is vitally important in, for example, mechanical and plant engineering. They have to be available to the members of staff at the right place, at the right time and also in a comprehensive way as a basis for informed decisions.

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  • At the HMI 2014, the Fraunhofer IGD department Interactive Document Engineering presented its latest solutions to support production staff by visualising existential data. This year's focus lies on information assistance in production supervision and assembly.

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  • Plant@Hand3D is a graphical, centralized monitoring and controlling solution for production plants. It integrates data from different systems and visualises them by using a 3D model of the production plant. Everyday business produces large amounts of data, which are often managed in different systems (ranging from MES to ERP) and are also of restricted transparency. Plant@Hand3D visualises these data in an integrative and comprehensible way.

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