Based on the patterns of veins in one's finger or hand, vascular pattern recognition (VPR) provides the ease of use of hand geometry with much improved accuracy, smaller readers and contact less use.
Vein identification systems have some very powerful advantages:
- there is no property of latency. The vein patterns in fingers stay where they belong, and where no one can see them- in the fingers. This is a huge privacy consideration.
- vascular sensors are both durable and usable. The sensors are looking below the skin; and they simply do not have issues with finger cuts, moisture or dirt.
- finger vein systems demonstrate very high accuracy rates, currently higher than fingerprint imaging, and they are very difficult to spoof; however, the relative accuracy of the two technologies could change over time since fingerprint technology has been making significant improvements.
- the finger vein systems are near contact less. What that means is that only the very top of the finger makes contact; and that is just to align the finger for consistent imaging.
Palm Vein (PalmSecure™) is a leading-edge authentication system using biometric technology that authenticates users on based on palm vein pattern recognition in the large palm area of the hand.
Hitachi's finger vein system works by utilizing the vein patterns in one's fingers to verify the identity of individuals.