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Date: 06/09/12 12:14 PM

16 Responses to Palm Vein Scanners Could Replace Your Wallet

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    June 9, 2012 at 11:59 am
    Link: Palm Vein Scanners Could Replace Your Wallet - The Biometric Wallet - A system using infrared sensors to capture an image of the veins in your hand. Story in credits.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    June 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    There`s a reason thumbprint and biometric security hasn`t taken off, nobody wants to lose a limb/appendage when they`re mugged
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    June 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    Interesting... I see some use to this... keep it up Japan.
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    Rydell382 Male 18-29
    7 posts
    June 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    If you think about it though Darkmagic, this relies on the blood flowing back toward your heart in your palms.... so a severed hand most likely wouldnt have the blood in it for very long, therefore rendering a severed hand useless
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    North_Dak Male 18-29
    126 posts
    June 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    I would rather have my wallet stollen instead of my hand, stupid science.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    June 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    Apocolypse, here we come!
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    Jhylla Male 18-29
    20 posts
    June 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    What about identical twins? Would they have different vain patterns?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm
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    TheBuzzer Male 18-29
    472 posts
    June 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    you know in some countries it is already taken off, just not in usa. Main thing is because of people thinking it is like government controlling everything. It is a sense of freedom and privacy but people are starting to get more into technology nowadays so those techs which were before seen as invasion of privacy is now seens as a cool new way of doing stuff.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    June 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    lol @ Gerry. That guy would be broke.
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    birdz Female 18-29
    77 posts
    June 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm
    They don`t work if the tissue is no longer connected to a beating heart (dead or severed). My office building has one of these, but I don`t have clearance for it.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    June 9, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I know the fingerprints and eyes would be different, so I would say yes to the veins being different, but it`s a guess.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    June 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    There are already several biometric ID systems out there now -- finger prints, hand geometry, retina scans, etc. -- now there`s another. *Yawn...*
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    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 2:09 am
    So now, instead of stealing my wallet a thief is going to steal my hand?
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    adam432823 Male 30-39
    262 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    Thonious... I may be wrong, but they said it had to do with de-oxygenated blood. I imagine a severed hand wouldn`t have much left.
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    Missmap Female 30-39
    65 posts
    June 15, 2012 at 8:23 am
    Ew! The things people do with their palms! That`s gonna be one sticky place my hand won`t go.

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