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Hitachi Created Finger Vein Recognition System

Technology Science

Conglomerate company Hitachi developed a new biometric system that can recognize users by the veins in their fingers.

When a user places their hand over the computer's camera, the system's special image processing technology identifies the color and shape of the user's blood vessels. The new biometric security comes as the number of teleworkers increases in the world and people adapt to a new normal.

The company had previously developed face and fingerprint authentication technology. But masks and skin thinned out by hand sanitizers were an obstacle for the existing biometric recognition systems. The company hopes to adapt the technology for electronic signatures in the future.