Palm Vein Authentication Technology


Vein Identification is a type of biometric procedural authentication which uses techniques of pattern reorganization with the help of human vein finger images patterns. This is one of the common methods used in the companies for person’s identifications systems. Various types of biometric machines are being used for their presence and now this latest technology is very effective. The contactless technology consists of software technology and image sensing. The vein sensor takes a snapshot of the image by passing the infrared rays in the palm of user. Then the translated vein with matched with the registered pattern using the software. The system of identification is important in public hot spots and other private places where standards of hygiene are required like applications of medical. Some experiments were performed by Fujitsu which confirmirming an FAR of 0.00008 percent, FRR of 0.01 per cent. The condition was that a person has to hold the pal under the scanning systems for three phase scanning at the time of registration after that the final scanning phase is activated for authentication. Following data was used to analyze and confirm the accuracy of the technology.

● 6 year old to 85 year old people data of several backgrounds according to Ministry of Internal Affairs.


At hospitals it’s very important to use these types of technologies to maintain the proper hygiene of the premises. This type of product development has been triggered towards finances. In Japan when a customer wants to use an ATM machine to withdraw cash then he or she has to go through the palm vein authentication procedure to confirm that the user is authentic according to the bank records for the successful completion of the transactions. In India, ATM thefts have now been in the daily sight of newspapers, public and police. Any ATM machine which is located at a place where sometime no public movements are and if any highway rover wants to withdraw cash in case of emergency then he is the victim of cash stealing. Banks in Japan have been using the technology from past two years. When a new customer opens an account with any bank in Japan then in addition to credit and debit card, the bank also issues a smart card which consists of customer’s vein pattern of opts palm. There is a device fitted in ATM machine which scans the vein patterns then the signals are transferred to the smart card. The card then matches the registered pattern with the transferred pattern and then further asks the machine to proceed with the transaction. Japan is now developing Pal vein authentication sensors in the ATM machines which would make the process more quick and efficient.

Currently in India, the development is going and by the middle of 2015 the project would be initiated and would be completed in 6-7 years for the proper working of the machines. Security guards would now be set free as companies are investing heavily in the human resources for the security of ATM locations