What if you could use your veins to pay for your food? Amazon filed a technology patent that could recognize you by scanning your hand palm wrinkles and using a light to see the blood vessels under your skin. The resulting images could be used in Amazon Go stores to identify you as a shopper. Previously, it was reported that the tech giant based in Seattle could install these hi-tech scanners in grocery stores in Whole Foods. An application issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office demanding that the behemoth e-commerce develop its sites in Amazon Go stores. As fingerprint scanners have become more prominent since many years, Amazon aims to reinvent them by developing a personal identification system that does not need to get in touch. Imagine swinging hand in front of an infrared light as a camera takes two photos — one from the surface and one looking for "deeper features such as veins." An internal computer program based on that information would then identify you.
Remote hand scanning can be more efficient than a credit card swipe in the battle against identity theft. Current user identification systems have many disadvantages which includes fraud, accuracy, and operational limitations.