Fujitsu's PalmSecure palm vein device captures an individual's palm image with near-infrared rays. The deoxidised haemoglobin in the palm vein absorbs these rays, thereby reducing the reflection rate and causing the veins to appear as a black pattern. This vein pattern is then verified against the pre-registered pattern to authenticate the individual. As the veins are internal in the body and have a wealth of differentiating features, assuming false identity through forgery is extremely difficult, thereby enabling an extremely high level of security.
Besides the high accuracy of a false rejection rate of 0.01% and a false acceptance rate of less than 0.00008 %, Fujitsu's contactless palm vein authentication offers a range of advantages over other biometric technologies. Fujitsu's palm vein sensory technology is extremely user-friendly, creating a touch-free, hygienic solution necessary for public use. The user simply places the palm of the hand above the reader and the machine does all the work.
The biometric system is based on Fujitsu's contact-less PalmSecure palm vein authentication technology, which incorporates a device to emit near-infrared light to capture a unique palm vein pattern of the user that can be used for personal identification. The palm vein pattern in an individual's hand is unique from person to person and even between one's left and right hands. As veins are inside the body, a palm vein pattern is extremely difficult to falsify, and there is no need for surface contact thereby enabling hygienic use in public places.
Comparing the actual scanned palm vein pattern with the registered template archived in the library authenticates the user. As veins are internal in the body and have a wealth of differentiating features, assuming false identity through forgery is extremely difficult. Research by Fujitsu indicates that each individual's palm vein pattern is unique, even in the case of identical twins. The combination of these factors gives Fujitsu's palm vein authentication technology an edge over competing biometric identification products. In addition to providing outstanding security, Fujitsu's palm vein authentication technology is extremely user-friendly, creating a touch-free, hygienic solution necessary for public use.