Palm Vein Scanners Could Replace Your Wallet

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago Science

The Biometric Wallet - A system using infrared sensors to capture an image of the veins in your hand. Story in credits.
There are 16 comments:
Female 65
Ew! The things people do with their palms! That`s gonna be one sticky place my hand won`t go.
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Male 262
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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Male 987
So now, instead of stealing my wallet a thief is going to steal my hand?
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Male 15,832
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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Male 1,737
@Jhylia

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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Female 77
@darkmagic14n
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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Male 7,378
lol @ Gerry. That guy would be broke.
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Male 472
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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Male 37,888
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Male 20
What about identical twins? Would they have different vain patterns?
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Male 2,143
Apocolypse, here we come!
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Male 126
I would rather have my wallet stollen instead of my hand, stupid science.
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Male 6
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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Male 10,440
Interesting... I see some use to this... keep it up Japan.
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Male 1,625
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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Female 8,044
Link: Palm Vein Scanners Could Replace Your Wallet [Rate Link] - 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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