…the most important groups are manual laborers—whose fingerprints tend to wear off from excessive use of their hands—and children, whose fingerprints are not fully developed or undergo changes with development; as well as the disabled or amputees. These challenging cases require adopting exception-handling protocols (which may be relevant for 1 to 2 percent of the population) in order to ensure total inclusion. Exception handling for biometric capture may include the use of: newer fingerprint scanners based on thin film imaging devices (e.g., Light-Emitting Sensors) instead of traditional optical sensors.
– World Bank
About Integrated Biometrics
Integrated Biometrics (IB), a pioneer in biometric fingerprint technology, designs and manufactures advanced, high-resolution touchless and FBI-certified contact identity solutions for government, law enforcement, military, social services, and a wide range of commercial applications. IB’s lightweight scanners, supported by our patented light-emitting sensor (LES) technology, outperform traditional fingerprint devices in size, power consumption, portability, and reliability. Global organizations rely on IB’s products to enroll and verify identities quickly and accurately, even in remote locations under extreme conditions. Commercial enterprises, government and financial services organizations depend on IB to build innovative, secure applications to establish identity in accordance with national and international standards.