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Apr 4 2008   1:51PM GMT

Overheard: Finger vein ID

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

finger-vein.gif Both finger prints and iris patterns can be more prone to copying by a third person. But finger veins are not directly visible to a third person, which makes them more suitable for security use.

Hitachi spokesman Atsushi Konno, as quoted in Vein recognition touted for ID systems

I wonder if the finger has to be attached to a live person for this technology to work? That makes it even MORE suitable.

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