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nmdot kid size fingerprint scanner could improve healthcare access to those in the developing world so say they're pretty students behind seem prince which sinks the medical records of patients to health workers phones byron out , tristram norman is late software developer so health worker will come to the field and they will have a phone , down or tablet early this and they'll say we're seeing these patients i'm we're here to provide dedication and they'll say great swipe your fingerprint and then uses fingerprint to search the record database in areas with limited connectivity health workers can update medical records off line , these will automatically synch with the database when they use this phone gets a signal , health workers in remote areas can find it hard to identify clients , first we don't work with haitian medical records so we never store hold accessed , data that all held by the organization's work with , second we never transmit raw fingerprint images so we actually do the extraction process where you take a fingerprint images turned into a template we do that on the scanner itself meaning that the fingerprint it's never leaves the scanner change part funded by the gates foundation is protesting five scanner designs in bangladesh , the most popular will be chosen to manufacture next year