New technology developed to analyse finger prints in crime investigations

A ground breaking fingerprint sensory technology launched on Tuesday is expected to increase the efficiency of crime investigations in South Africa.

Optical Coherent Tomography (OCT) will enable scientists to read DNA below the surface of the skin.

The new features by the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) have been hailed as the first of it's kind in the technology-crime investigation sphere.

702's John Robbie spoke to executive director at CSIR, Professor Fulufhelo Nelwamondo, about the next frontier in scientific research.

Listen to the interview below:

It has this particular property of being able to read within layers below the surface. We have a challenge in the current systems.

Prof Fulufhelo Nelwamondo, CSIR
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