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Acceptability analysis of biometric identity

The MADRAS project has developed a biometric photosensor for the micro-mobility sector, which offers a materials-driven improvement of Organic and Large Area Electronics (OLAE) devices. The device integrates a biometric fingerprint reader into Cooltra motorbikes, offering a sustainable deployment of smart products for consumer use.

Implementing biometric technology is facing new challenges with the emergence of “micro-mobility” services in cities, such as e-scooters, and to ensure user acceptance of this biometric technology, the MADRAS project surveyed 112 Cooltra users regarding their perceptions of using biometric identification to secure the e-scooter service.

  • Results indicate that while some users believe biometrics could improve the security and identity verification process, others perceive the use of fingerprint technology as unnecessary and burdensome.
  • The project thus suggests alternative identity verification and security measures might need to be considered to address these concerns.

As biometric technology is increasingly integrated into mobility services for payment security checks, pick-up identity verification processes, anti-spoofing, and more, it is important to address the legal, technical, and social challenges associated with it. Integrating users’ perceptions into the design of new biometric services is necessary to ensure their feasibility and compliance with data protection regulations.

We are proud to have been a part of this project that focuses on the socio-technical and desirability aspects associated with using sensitive information. It is our responsibility to ensure that potential risk mitigation protocols are considered during technological development.

Project developed for MADRAS.

You can read here the full article by MADRAS