Saturday, July 02, 2005
VEIN SCAN BIOMETRIC
At the ISC show, there were several companies trying to publicize their interests on vein recognition. I think it's still very premature. I think the closest thing to its position is the iris technology. But we also see it in some places where companies use vein recognition in fingerprints to verify the fingerprint is from a living person, mainly to ensure against the spoofers and prostheses. There are also no databases for vein recognition at the moment. I don't think of this as one of the core biometrics. By those I mean fingerprint, palm, facial recognition, retina and iris.