Stage 5: Scaling
We have deployed in 12 countries across sub-Saharan Africa and South and Central Asia in healthcare, financial inclusion, and education. We have reached over 285,000 people to date with life-saving services, and we will reach over 8 million by 2021.
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Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal and 2 MoreSEE ALL
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Funds Raised to Date
The development community is throwing millions of dollars into programs that simply are not reaching beneficiaries. Without real data, it's like we’re fighting poverty and disease blindfolded. Global health needs verified impact to achieve its goals.
Simprints's mission is to transform the way the world fights poverty. We build technology to radically increase transparency and effectiveness in global development, making sure that every vaccine, every dollar, every public good reaches the people who need them most. Our solution allows beneficiaries to be identified biometrically via their fingerprint, which allows for effective and accurate delivery of services.
We partner with impact organisations to reach the poorest and most vulnerable populations in both rural and urban settings.
Most biometric technologies are tailored to developed-country contexts. Hardware is not built for mobility, durability, and offline use in harsh environments; software algorithms are fundamentally inaccurate when applied to scarred, worn fingerprints common among the poorest populations. Simprints’s focus on human-centred design and rigorous field testing has led to the development of the first effective biometric solution for use by frontline workers in developing countries.
In order to optimise the system to deal with the scarred, worn, and burned fingerprint profiles common in developing countries, our team collected over 135,000 fingerprints in Bangladesh, Zambia, Nepal, and Benin. Our solution achieved 228% higher accuracy than the next best technology in low-resource settings using open matchers. We spent >700 hours co-creating with frontline workers to ensure intuitive use of the solution, a focus which has garnered us multiple awards from top design experts, including Core77, BIMA, and the San Francisco Design Awards.
Planned Goals and Milestones
We are continuing to innovate in order to maximise our impact to beneficiaries. Our current R&D projects is with Gavi (the Vaccine Alliance) and NEC, developing the world’s first scalable child fingerprint solution to boost immunisation in developing countries.