New ID Device Reads Palms

Fujitsu's biometric palm vein authentication technology. (Image credit: Fujitsu)

Fujitsu announced recently that it will use its biometric palm vein authentication technology in a public library in Naka city (Ibaraki prefecture, Japan). Fujitsu's contactless palm vein authentication will eliminate the use of library cards.

  • High level of authentication accuracy due to the complexity of vein patterns of the palm

Rydell pressed his hand within the outline of a hand. He hated the way that felt. Bad cootie factor with those palm-scan things. Hand grease. (Read more about palm scan)


Read more at the Palm vein authentication technology press release via WWMNA.

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