Identica, a developer of biometric solutions, has developed a system that scans for information beneath the skin, according to a TMCnet article. The new system claims to be superior to the fingerprint scanners specifically when used in conjunction with labor related professions.
Due to finger surfaces frequently getting covered in substances that could impede a fingerprint scanner, the vascular scanner looks to replace fingerprint scanners by scanning underneath the skin via passive infrared technology.
While the vascular scanner has already proven itself useful in places like the Port of Halifax to increase security, Identica is currently taking measures to create a new system that also kills 99.9% of bacteria that comes into contact with it to be used in hospitals.
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