I think the author of said newatlas.com article was less than thorough in his research prior to publication.
This tech has been a reality for at minimum 23 years. Reference and citation below.
N. D. Young, G. Harkin, R. M. Bunn, D. J. McCulloch, R. W. Wilks and A. G. Knapp, "Novel fingerprint scanning arrays using polysilicon TFT's on glass and polymer substrates," in IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 19-20, Jan. 1997, doi: 10.1109/55.553063.