SimPrints wins £250,000 from Gates Foundation to develop fingerprint scanner
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The grant comes from Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Cambridge’s ARM has partially matched this grant with an additional US$150,000 in funding.
The Saving Lives at Birth challenge awards funding to the most promising technological advancements in combating maternal and neonatal mortality in the developing world.
The judges selected SimPrints biometric fingerprint scanner, which provides access to health records via fingerprint identification, resolving the ongoing issue of delivering mobile services within the healthcare sector in developing regions.