Opens Door with a Smart-Phone and Fingerprint.

Derawi Biometrics and Heiko Witte with in cooperation with the Electrical Department of Gjøvik University College, have developed a first prototype that opens a door with your smart-phone by taking a picture of your finger (fingerprint-recognition) or even by walking to the door (gait-recognition).

The technology used is Near-Field Communication and the devices used are a Samsung Nexus S phone and an NFC (ACR-122) reader.  Implementation details of both the client and the phone can be found in Heiko Witte´s Blog.

The project has been broadcasted in media and news:

The Norwegian Broadcasting News, TV2 (In Norwegian)

Al-Arabiya (In arabic)

Computerworld (In Norwegian)

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