Since back in 2010, Intel Labs have been working on finger vein scanning, which, while on the topic of Intel Labs, I thought I would share. Move over Google wallet!
“The vending machine uses the technology as a replacement for conventional e-money, whereby you “pay” by your finger, with your e-money or credit card set up for automatic deductions. Users also register their email and postal addresses, so that they can claim customized free samples and giveaways directly through the digital signage built into the unit.”
More on this in today’s SMH (14.07.12)