There are many tools by which we can gather information about ourselves.

Fingerprints are the most efficient, personal and objective of them all.

Science has confirmed very specific characteristics of fingerprint patterns:

  • Formed before birth (4th month of pregnancy)
  • Inimitable (contrary to other parts of the body)
  • Permanent and indelible (the lines of the hand instead do change)
  • Unique (there are no two fingerprints exactly the same)
  • Durable and invariable throughout a person's life (contrary to all other organs and body elements)
  • Independent from hereditary factors (even identical twins have different patterns)
  • Independent from the gender (no difference between men and women)
  • Independent from race (no difference between black, white or others)

Such evidence has allowed a new perspective on the early detection of the origin and cause of behavioural patterns and to develop the Mymarq Biometric Personality Test.

Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do
Elvis Presley

“God has created signs and seals in the hands of the people, in order to allow their sons to detect their endeavours”
The Old Testament

Yes indeed; We are able to reconstruct his fingertips
Quran 75.4

“Out of 2,000 Pacini corpuscles found in the total skin covering the body, some 828 are present in the fingers”
Frederic Wood Jones

300 B.C
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300 B.C

The Chinese were the first to use friction ridge impressions as means of identity, some discoveries even go back as far as 6000 years old. After the invention of paper by the Chinese in 105, it became common to sign documents using friction ridge

702

Use of the index finger to sign documents in Japan

1637

References to the nobility of using friction ridge skin as a signature in India

1684

Beginning in the Western Hemisphere of friction ridge skin observations and characterisation by Dr. Nehemiah Grew Royal Society of London

1788

J.C.A. Mayer, a German doctor and anatomist was the first to write about uniqueness of the friction ridge skin providing drawings of the patterns

1823

Dr. Johannes E. Purkinje from University of Breslau in Germany classified fingerprint patterns into nine categories

1877

Herschel who was born in England, started using fingerprint identification in in a vast scale in India in criminal courts, prisons, registration of deeds and the payment of the government pension

1880

Henry Faulds a Scottish physician conducted independent research in Japan by collecting prints of both monkeys and people. Faulds wrote a letter dated 16th February 1880 to Charles Darwin with his findings that friction ridges were unique and classifiable

1885

Sir Francis Galton from England (Charles Darwin’s cousin) conducted the first research to understand the hereditary factors and if anything could be about individual

1891

Juan Vucetich from Argentina invented his own classification system and he was the first to use practically fingerprint science by law enforcement personnel. Argentina was the first country to rely solely on fingerprints as a method of individualisation

1894

Sir Edward Richard Henry from England develops the most distinguished classification system used with the help of Indian officers from Bengal

1900

Belper Committee recommended that all criminal identification records to be classified by the Henry Classification

1902

Trial and subsequent conviction marked the beginning of fingerprint evidence in the Courts in England and France

1903

The first systematic use of fingerprinting for criminal records in New York USA

1905

First Murder trial in England in which fingerprints are used as evidence

1926

Harold Cummins is known as the father of Dermatoglyphics, examined embryonic hands and concluded that fingerprints are final in the 16th week of pregnancy

2007

Richard Unger an American researcher publishes his book Lifeprints after 50 years of dedication to study the correlation between fingerprints, hands and personality

2013

Marianne Volonté a Swiss lawyer founded HandPower SA. mymarq was registered in 2017