FingerSCAN DecedentID

A biometric identification solution that promises a faster and reliable approach in determining unknown decedents at a scene. The FingerSCAN Decedent ID simplifies the work of coroners, medical examiners and forensic investigators.

This robust solution operates on cloud-based biometric technology and automates the generation of an electronic decedent fingerprint card.

  • Country United States of America
  • Service Biometrics
  • Industry Multiple
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Process Followed

To turn a mere concept into a project is followed by a spiteful strategy, however, we at QSS believe that determination can make us achieve anything. Not every application is the same and this is why a standard methodology does not work for every other app. For that reason, we followed a meticulous approach while developing a FingerSCAN Decedent ID app.

  • PROBLEM IDENTIFICAION
  • FEASIBILITY STUDY
  • SOLUTION IMPLEMENTATION
  • CHALLENGES
  • FINAL OUTCOME

Problem Identification

The investigation officers often come across situations where they instantly need to capture fingerprints of decedents to identify who the deceased body belongs to. The conventional method of obtaining fingerprints and sending it for description takes longer than expected. This is why a digital scanner, which can expedite and make the identification process simpler, was needed to be created.

  • Capture digital fingerprint images of decedents easily
  • Generates a double-sided decedent fingerprint card
  • Cloud-based biometric technology
  • Eliminates ink-print method of obtaining fingerprints

Feasibility Study

We examined the client’s proposal of crafting an application that can easily attain the electronic signatures, and slap/ rolled fingerprint images of decedents in the lab, morgue or on the investigating field. Our objective, by creating such a solution, was to lighten the load of death investigators and officers of such sorts.

  • On the go fingerprint scanner to use on a crime scene
  • Compliant with DHS 4300A and FBI CJIS
  • Ensures security and accuracy of the biometric identification
  • Integrated fingerprint reader Watson Mini
  • FBI IAFIS certified

Solution
Implementation

User research

The more you know your target audience, the more useful it would be to create a user-oriented product. If we consider the most crucial component of an app, it is undoubtedly the users. Therefore we conducted research among different investigation officers and perceived their needs and pain points.

Product discovery workshop

To turn the idea of simplifying the identification process of decedents into a competent app, it was required for us to have a detailed discussion with the client regarding the project and how to execute it in a way so that it could dominate other rival apps. The discovery workshop also helped the team who are involved in the project to understand the client’s expectations and facilitate them with knowledge.

Our main objective while building this app was to make it congenial with all the devices so that the field officers would not face any compatibility related issue. Our team of renowned developers and designers mainly put the discussion into incorporating features that can easily generate an electronic decedent fingerprint card. In the end, the workshop came out as a problem-solving, doubt clearance and knowledge-sharing session.

Competitor Analysis

The competitive analysis mainly helps in grasping the significant rivalry in the market which further helps in breaking new grounds in the app industry. For that reason, we studied the apps which are operating on similar features and evaluated the potential strengths and weaknesses.

The Challenges

Unlike other software solutions, developing a fingerprint scanning solution can be quite a challenging task. There goes a lot beyond planning and consolidating intuitive dashboard. Here we have mentioned a few of the challenges that app developers faced while building the app -

  • Record demographics and slap/ rolled fingerprint images
  • Integrate email and Secure FTP sending options
  • Consolidates multiple case forms into one
  • Instil Light Emitting Sensor (LES) technology to ease the capturing process
  • Easily share images & data electronically
  • USB upload capability

Final Outcome

When it comes to priority, our end goal is always to develop an app that adds unmatched value to the users’ lives and meeting client’s expectations at the same time. Our team of well-versed professionals left no stone unturned to fulfil both the objectives and delivered a native mobile application.

  • Expedite and simplify the identification process
  • Send instant alerts to the family members of the deceased
  • Captures up to 10 fingerprint slaps
  • Compatible with all the mobile devices
  • Handy for Coroners and Medical Examiners
  • Produce clean images with no smearing
Information Architecture
Technology Stack

Instead of just adding their views to app designs, the QSS team also suggested some of the features that can be incorporated into the app to target more audience. They are the one who truly deserves the credit for the success of the app.

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