1. Research partnership develops 10 second high-throughput technology to detect counterfeit documents

    Research partnership develops 10 second high-throughput technology to detect counterfeit documents

    Fraudulent identity documents are an ever-evolving challenge, particularly at international border crossings. To increase their resilience to counterfeiting, many security features have been added to identification documents over the last decade. However, due to the efficiency of organised crime, the threat of individuals crossing the borders using fraudulent documents remains high. Now, a research partnership between foster+freeman and the University of Kent has developed a new, a non-destructive, high-throughput analysis technique to counter this threat. By repurposing a medical technology known as OCT (optical coherence tomography), the research group were able to rapidly distinguish the difference between legitimate and ...

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