IoT, IIoT, Industry 4.0, Industry 5.0, Blockchain, all refer to underlying technologies that promise advancements in efficiency and security by creating digital solutions to augment our physical world. But there is a little-discussed “last mile” problem that must be solved in order to deliver on this promise: the digital ‘representation’ of an object must be securely linked to its physical counterpart. Alitheon™ solves the “last mile” problem by creating a trusted digital link to objects in the physical world wherever they may be with statistical certainty.
An Alitheon FeaturePrint™ can identify and help track individual objects across supply chains, manufacturing processes and distribution systems without holograms, tags or barcodes that can be difficult to implement yet easily duplicated. A fully automated FeaturePrint may take only milliseconds but it provides enduring trust for the life of any object of value.
Successful Authentications: 1,301,503
False Positives: 0
FeaturePrint addresses the greatest collapse of institutional trust head-on. Counterfeiting, gray market products and unauthorized parts are not only a multi-trillion-dollar problem, they claim nearly a million of lives every year.
FeaturePrint makes products traceable from raw material through manufacturing and distribution creating a more enduring and trusted relationship between creators and customers. This in turn eliminates the threat of counterfeits, identifies diverted and unauthorized production and allows product recalls to be targeted and efficient.
A FeaturePrint uses the object to authenticate itself and store unique metadata in a fully automated process. By not relying on added physical security features such as tags and barcodes, FeaturePrint eliminates the possibility of counterfeiting of a registered part.
FeaturePrint technology can also serve as a much needed ‘anonymous biometrics’ solution. The system is opt-in by design and uses unique human micro-features instead of class-based facial recognition. The technology is not even reliant on the use of a participant's face.
All objects—even those that are indistinguishable to the human eye—have unique surface characteristics. FeaturePrint uses off-the-shelf cameras and proprietary software to identify and convert those unique characteristics into a digital model of the object called a FeaturePrint.
An object is registered by creating a FeaturePrint and storing it in the cloud or local database. Registered objects can be subsequently identified by creating another FeaturePrint and comparing it to the database of registered objects. If there is a match, the object is identified as the original and all associated metadata can be accessed.
Durable: An object can be identified even if 90% of its original surface has been removed.
Secure: A FeaturePrint is not a photograph and cannot be reversed engineered to obtain an image of the object or person.
Unique: With more than 30 issued patents, FeaturePrint combines unique imaging technology and proprietary cloud-based software.
Accurate: We have performed over 1 million identifications without a single false positive.
Easy: The FeaturePrint system can be incorporated within existing manufacturing and distribution processes without disturbing throughput.
Alitheon is dedicated to bringing integrity and security to our world through powerful AI and machine vision. We use advanced mathematics and off-the-shelf cameras to register and reidentify individual objects to not only eliminate the threat of counterfeit products but to deliver rich and valuable layers of metadata unique to every part.
The management team draws on work experience in technology development, strategic planning, and business development from Accenture, Boeing, Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Calera, Ernst and Young, InVision Technologies (GE), KPMG, Microsoft, Oracle, Raytheon and more.
Our team has strong academic foundations and networks from Caltech, Cambridge University, CalPoly, Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Stanford, Tsinghua University (Beijing), University of Washington and Yale.