FingerTip is the Siemens-protected name for a fingerprint scanner for fingerprintidentification. The FingerTip is a Siemens development based on a capacitive process in which a high- performance sensor measures the capacitance distribution of the resting fingertip in a narrow grid.
When a finger is placed on the sensor, the charge pattern of the papillary lines is created by different feedback capacitances with the individual sensor elements. A processor uses this structure to calculate the characteristic features of the fingerprint using a biometric method.
The capacitively operating finger chip can be easily accommodated in keyboards, notebooks or cell phones. In practical use, a fingerprint is stored for access authorization and compared with the current measurement result entered for the access request. If the identification is positive, the appropriate actions are initiated: Access provided, safe opened, a computer or personal computer( PC) activated via the FingerTip mouse or keyboard, etc.