Re: Skin.

From:Geoff McAuliffe

Dear Ian:

    You may find these hard to believe but .........

1. The sales rep for Micron computers was in my office last week. He had a laptop that could be turned on and off with a password, his fingerprint! A little window on the computer read it. A coleague pointed out that people (theives) have already learned to bypass this feature by using a fingerprint imprint "recorded" in soft candy ("Gumi-Bear", "Swiss Fish"). So you might visit the local confectionary.

2. My local police department caught and convicted a burglar on the basis of a fingerprint he left at the scene of the crime, in a piece of cheese!

More credible might be any transmission/scanning electron microscopy supply house. Most sell supplies for making replicas.


Ian Montgomery wrote:

Have been asked to make a replica of human skin then from the mask perform 3D analysis of the lines wrinkles etc. Anyone have experience of this type of thing. I'll do a web search but first hand experience would be welcome.

Dr. Ian Montgomery,
Graham Kerr Building,
Institute of Biomedical & Life Sciences,
University of Glasgow,
G12 8QQ.
Tel: 0141 339 8855
Office: 4652
Lab: 6644.

Geoff McAuliffe, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854
voice: (732)-235-4583; fax: -4029

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