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New Study Helps ID Infants With Optical Scanners

A new Michigan State University study shows that infants and toddlers can be correctly identified from fingerprint images taken with optical scanners. The system was tested in East Lansing, Michigan and in Benin, West Africa.
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Boats approach a remote village where Michigan State University researchers test a fingerprint recognition system on infants and toddlers, Benin, Africa. (Sunpreet Arora)
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Boats approach a remote village where Michigan State University researchers test a fingerprint recognition system on infants and toddlers, Benin, Africa. (Sunpreet Arora)

A remote village where tracking a child’s health care records can be a challenge, as paper records can be lost or are incomplete, Benin, Africa. (Sunpreet Arora)
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A remote village where tracking a child’s health care records can be a challenge, as paper records can be lost or are incomplete, Benin, Africa. (Sunpreet Arora)

Patient information and immunization records are kept on paper at an open air clinic, Benin, Africa. (Sunpreet Arora)
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Patient information and immunization records are kept on paper at an open air clinic, Benin, Africa. (Sunpreet Arora)

Clinics in remote locations are difficult to reach, limiting the access to health care for villages like this one in Benin. (Sunpreet Arora)
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Clinics in remote locations are difficult to reach, limiting the access to health care for villages like this one in Benin. (Sunpreet Arora)

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