New biometric method uses your smartphone camera to identify you by the veins in your finger

10/27/2016 - 13:54

Hitachi today announced the development of highly-accurate finger vein authentication technology using the camera commonly integrated in the standard smartphone. This technology will enable the use of biometric authentication using finger vein patterns to be available as a personal identification method for smartphone transactions such as online shopping, providing higher security and accuracy as well as preventing unauthorized use.

With the increasing use of smartphones forĀ online shopping, management of private data, etc. in recent years, smartphone transactions have increasingly become the target of crime.