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Pool of Fingerprints

Credit: Yuichiro Tamura

Euclid (Masahiko Sato, Takashi Kiriyama) (JP)

Pool of Fingerprints consists of a large display surface and a fingerprint scanner. The display surface is populated with fingerprints swimming like a school of fish. The visitor can release his or her own fingerprint and watch it swim with others.

When a visitor places its finger on the scanner, a scanned image of the fingerprint appears in the display. A moment later, the fingerprint starts to swim away to join other fingerprints. Later on, when the visitor comes back and scans the same finger, the one released earlier will respond and come back in front of the visitor. The fingerprint then gradually disappears, as if it is merging into the visitor’s fingertip.


Supported by NEC Corporation and Samsung Japan