The Issue

Our client developed a biometric scanning device that it wanted to test on different ethnic types in the UK to evaluate the effectiveness of the technology.

What we did

Individual respondent stations (including a laptop and scanning device) were set up in large central location venues.

Three target ethnic groups were pre-recruited to attend an interview.

After capturing basic physical and health information, respondents took part in:

1.Initial scan: three scans per finger, three fingers per hand

2.Verification stage: to ensure the registration was successful each finger was scanned 10 times and carried out for all 6 scanned fingers.


The client was able to determine the level of efficacy of the scanning devices based on the data collected.