Problems with fakes? Bish, bosh, sorted! Origify will create unique digital fingerprints to combat counterfeiting

Bosch Origify
(Image credit: Bosch)

For centuries art and cultural artifacts have been copied and counterfeited, and with the modern age of digital consumer goods, forgery is as prevalent as ever. The international trade of counterfeit goods is valued at around $450 billion per year, which means there is much to be done to reduce its impact. 

In a bid to aid with this, the Bosch Group has just launched Origify, a new optical recognition system that gives any physical object a unique fingerprint through a highly- detailed image. As the image would be so detailed, each object's image would be unique, essentially a digital fingerprint. Origify can be used on any physical object, this could be a painting, a designer handbag, the best mirrorless camera, or similar objects/ products often counterfeited. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.