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DMIT - Scientific Analysis of Fingerprint July 24, 2023 - BY RealScan Biometrics

DMIT - Scientific Analysis of Fingerprint

“A scientific procedure to test one's intelligence and abilities through fingerprint pattern”

Forensic science is based on the fundamental principle of comparison and individualization.

Fingerprints are essential in criminal investigations and personal identification because of the three basic tenets: uniqueness, permanence, and systematic classification.

However, recent technological advancements have led to the emergence of an interesting yet integrated topic of research i.e., DMIT (Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Test).

A biometric analysis called DMIT is based on the fingerprint scientific analysis. All age groups can benefit from DMIT, but parents and teachers can utilize it to better understand a child's genetic link between fingers and intrinsic qualities and talents and recognize areas where they lack and can improve.

What is Dermatoglyphics?

The word dermatoglyphics comes from two Greek words (derma= skin and glyphic=carve) and refers to the study of the friction ridge patterns of the skin which appears on the fingers, palms, toes, and soles.

It is a scientific study of prints or impressions formed by palms, fingers, soles, and toes. The term was coined by Dr. Harold Cummins, the father of Dermatoglyphics.  

The human body is covered with hairs and sebaceous (oil) glands except for the planter and palmer regions which are continuously corrugated with narrow ridges and these ridges make certain patterns.

The Dermatoglyphics configurations are formed in the same intrauterine period when neuronal development takes place in the intrauterine life of a fetus. Thus, dermatoglyphics is also correlated with genetic abnormalities and is useful in the diagnosis of congenital malformations and many other medical disorders. 

Key Features of Dermatoglyphics

Uniqueness: Each and every individual has unique fingerprints, even twins. 

Hereditary: Immediate family members will be more or less the same between striae.

Invariance: Fingerprints do not change during the lifetime of an individual.

Systematic Classification: Fingerprints can be classified based on patterns.

Evolution of DMIT

The full form of DMIT is the Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Test. This is a combination of 2 things "dermatoglyphics” and “multiple intelligence”.

Dermatoglyphics is the scientific study of prints or impressions formed by palms, fingers, soles, and toes, whereas the Multiple intelligence test is related to lobes of the left and right brain and their usage. 

Invented by Dr. Howard Gardner

DMIT reveals the genetic links between our fingers and our intrinsic qualities and talents. Since each person's fingerprints are unique and reflect during the fetal stage, it is possible to determine a person's personality even before they are born. By analyzing dermatoglyphics, one can understand an individual’s innate potential, personality, and preferences.

Research has demonstrated that the development of ridged skin patterns is governed by chromosomes and is influenced by polygenetic inheritance. Anatomically, human hands dominate all other organs as the brain gives the hands the majority of its 200 million nerve endings. In other words, a person's hands can reveal psychological and physiological information about them.

Discovery of DMIT

Dr. Chen Yi Mou (Harvard Ph.D. student), used Dermatoglyphics based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory of Howard Gardner to prove that there is a direct connection between the brain and fingerprint. 

Between the 13th- 24th week, the brain begins to develop in the mother’s womb, and the fingerprints begin to form at the same time.

Thus, he proved that the baby born without a brain had no fingerprints. This is scientifically approved by scientists worldwide. It’s long research on this field of fingerprints and brain connectivity. Also, he applied dermatoglyphics to the educational field and brain physiology.  

Connection Between Brain and Fingerprint

Dermatoglyphics analysis is based on the formation of patterns and the number of ridges on the fingerprints.

Fingerprints are unique and began to develop in the mother’s womb at the same time during brain development. Each fingerprint represents different abilities and each pattern has its own meaning.

Moreover, the statistical analysis shows that the accuracy rate of dermatoglyphics analysis can be up to 85%.

Thus, by analyzing fingerprints, we can accurately understand the distribution and amount of cells in the left and right parts of the brain and can predict the potential relationship with the abilities.

Types of Fingerprint Patterns

Fingerprint patterns are determined by the arrangement of the ridges present on the distal phalange of the finger. The 3 basic pattern types are as follows:

1. Whorl

2. Loop 

3. Arches

These are explained in detail as follows:

Fingerprint PatternExplanation
Ridge patterns are rounded in shape and have 2 deltas. There are 3 subtypes: Single Spiral(Wss), Whorl double spiral (Wds), and Whorl concentric Circle (Wcc) 
Ridge lines that enter from one side of the pattern, curve around, and exit from the same side of the pattern. The 2 sub-types depending on the direction of the flow of the ridges are the Radial Loop (R) and Ulnar Loop (U)

Radial loop→open in the direction of the radial bone of the forearm

Ulnar loop→open in the direction of the ulnar bone of the forearm


Ridge lines that enter from one side and flow out from another side, like a wave. The core line and delta are absent.

There are 2 sub-types: Plain Arch (A) and Tented Arch (T)

1. Loops are more frequent than whorls

Loops (60%) > Whorls (35%) > Arches(5%)

2. The ulnar loop is more frequent than the radial loop 

Relationship of Brain to Fingerprint Pattern

Whorl: Learn through self-discovery

Radial Loop: Reverse thinking

Ulnar  Loop: Imitator learning through role modeling

Arch: Open thinking

Importance of Fingerprint Analysis

Fingerprint analysis helps in three important areas by developing the strengths and improving the weakness when identified earlier, so that left and right parts of the brain may grow in a more balanced and blended way. Fingerprint analysis helps the following in terms of:

Fingerprint Analysis for Personal Growth
Fingerprint Analysis for Education
Fingerprint Analysis for Enterprises

- Strength interaction skills

-Enhance EQ (Emotional Quotient)

-Improves interpersonal communication

-Enhance Value of life and happiness

- Multiple Intelligence assessment for kids

- Parent-children communication

- Focus on talents

- Personalized Education

-Defined appropriate way of teaching and learning

- Recruitment

- Leadership

-Interpersonalcommunication and Interaction

-Explore the potential of employees

-Assessment of job competency and execution styles

- Plan training

Recent Advancements

With the advancement in technology and integration of diverse disciplines such as psychology, genetics, neuroscience, etc., enhances the scope of Fingerprint Examination and Analysis.

Moreover, DMIT, when used in relation to fingerprint patterns, can reveal  the intrinsic qualities and talents of an individual.

As fingerprint patterns are unique and linked with the genetic composition of the nervous system (brain) of an individual. The recent advancement also led to evaluate children with susceptible genetic/congenital disease identification as some researchers claim a high degree of accuracy in their prognostic ability from the hand’s features.  


Dermatoglyphics analysis is a biometric study using Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Test (DMIT) software, which combines innovative computer technology and science.

Nowadays, by scanning and studying fingerprint patterns one can identify the various kinds of multiple intelligence which include, kinetic, intrapersonal, interpersonal, logical, visual, linguistics, and others.

This can help in strengthening weaknesses and grow as an individual to fit into the systems of the world.

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