Leveraging our research at the University of Cambridge, we are building fingerprint scanners that are 228% more accurate than existing mobile scanners in low-resource settings.
Seamless Mobile Integration
Simprints uses standard Android calls and a Cloud-based RESTful API, making it compatible with web and Android 3.4+ based applications. Our cloud platform allows organisations to securely sync unique ID’s across multiple devices. This allows seamless integration with nearly any system, including popular tools such as:
Transparency is a core value to us. We voluntarily make our policies on privacy and data use public for all projects, and translate them into the local languages where we work.
Co-created with users
We have created the first fingerprint scanner designed for—and by—frontline workers. Simprints forges over 300 hours of user-centered design and co-creation into a seamless biometric workflow. Every feature, from the lights to the buttons, have been designed by users to meet their needs. Testing across 3 continents and 6 countries has shown that frontline workers can learn to use Simprints with less than 30 minutes of training. Our intense focus on real use cases and iterative field testing ensures that the technology adds tangible value to user’s daily work, accelerating their impact on the frontlines.
We have designed hardware and software for the worn, scarred fingerprints of the poorest populations that commonly defeat Western-designed biometric systems. With the help of our partners at BRAC and the University of Cambridge, we have tested Simprints with 125,000 fingerprints across Zambia, Benin, Nepal, and Bangladesh in both urban and rural contexts. We pitted a wide range of sensors, templates, and matching algorithms against the toughest fingerprints we could find to optimise our system in terms of power, speed, ruggedness, and affordability.