Fujitsu Working on Palm Vein Scanning Technology for Future Smartphones

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    Although fingerprint scanners in smartphones seem to be "all the rage" these days, Fujitsu is banking on the idea that their new ID tech will be the victor, or at least a better alternative. They are working on a palm vein scanning tech for smartphones. This technology is something they have actually been working on for quite some time and have even implemented in some laptops. Here's a quote with a few more details,

    This seems like an interesting security feature for smartphones. It makes you immediately wonder how you would implement that large of a sensor in the smartphone? For it to see your whole palm, wouldn't it need to take up the whole area behind the display? Luckily, Fujitsu has already worked that out. The tech doesn't use the same kind of sensor that a fingerprint sensor uses. Instead it utilizes near-infrared light which means you wouldn't even need to lay your palm across the phone. You could simply point your palm at the device, and it would work even from a short distance. Their latest version is the size of a postage stamp.

    Source: SlashGear
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