palm vein scanning

Is Palm Biometrics on the Way to Future iPhones?

Is Palm Biometrics on the Way to Future iPhones?

Having pioneered smartphone fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, Apple may turn next to palm reading as an additional biometric modality, suggests a patent filed by the company earlier this year. As AppleInsider reports, the patent was filed in January, and details how sensors under the display of an iPhone or iPad could be used to…

Amazon Could Bring Hand-Based Naked Payments to Whole Foods Locations

Amazon Could Bring Hand-Based Naked Payments to Whole Foods Locations

Amazon is reportedly experimenting with a hand-based biometric payments scheme that could be introduced at select Whole Foods locations as early as next year. The news comes courtesy of the New York Post, which cites sources working at Amazon’s New York City offices. According to those sources, the new solution (which has been codenamed Orville)…

BioSec, Fujitsu to Highlight Biometric Venue Access Solution at Arena Summit 2018

BioSec, Fujitsu to Highlight Biometric Venue Access Solution at Arena Summit 2018

“…it’s an important event at which to showcase the kind of biometric solutions that are starting to gain traction in venue access and security.” BioSec and Fujitsu are showing off their joint solution for stadium security at a Arena Summit 2018 this week. As its name suggests, the Arena Summit is an industry event revolving…

German Blockchain Not-for-Profit Exploring Smart City Applications of Palm Vein Tech

German Blockchain Not-for-Profit Exploring Smart City Applications of Palm Vein Tech

“In smart city applications, such biometric scans would be linked to distributed ledger systems to deliver immutable audit trails, with the IOTA Foundation highlighting applications in data centers, airports, and stadiums.” A Berlin-based not-for-profit focused on the promotion of blockchain technology is exploring the use of palm vein biometrics for authentication of individuals in Smart…

BioSec Announces ‘BS PalmVote’ Solution for Biometric Elections

BioSec Announces ‘BS PalmVote’ Solution for Biometric Elections

“It’s a solution that could take advantage of a growing trend around the world, with newer democracies in particular looking for technological solutions to secure free and fair elections.” BioSec has adapted its palm vein biometrics technology to a new biometric voting solution. Dubbed “BS PalmVote”, the module can authenticate an individual in about one…

Fujitsu Places Next Big Bet On Naked Payments with the Japan Racing Association

Fujitsu Places Next Big Bet On Naked Payments with the Japan Racing Association

“Fujitsu says the the JRA will implement the machines at the Tokyo Racecourse on September 22nd, with plans to later expand the biometric terminals to racecourses in Chukyo, Hanshin, and Fukushima, as well as off-course betting facilities.” Fujitsu has found a rather novel application of its palm vein recognition technology: It’s going to be used…

Missouri Hospital Network Embraces Biometric Patient Identification

Missouri Hospital Network Embraces Biometric Patient Identification

“This technology will save lives.”- Jack Cole, IT Director, CoxHealth Missouri-based CoxHealth has become the latest healthcare provider to embrace Imprivata’s biometric patient identification system. Comprising a network of six hospitals, CoxHealth is a locally-owned, not-for-profit healthcare provider employing a staff of 11,000. It’s a significant operation, and therefore one that stands to reap some…

Fujitsu, AEON to Trial Naked Payments System at Convenience Stores This September

Fujitsu, AEON to Trial Naked Payments System at Convenience Stores This September

Fujitsu and Japanese credit card company AEON are poised to deliver Japan’s first real-world naked payments system. They’ll start in select Ministop convenience stores, where customers who enroll in the system will be able to use Fujitsu’s palm vein biometrics scanners to make purchases. Their palm vein biometrics will be directly linked to their payment…