Photo: acid-corrosion cast of the arteries of the adult human hand and forearm. Gunther von Hagens.

Vein Branch Identity

Using pattern to reduce identity fraud

Swedish student Fredrik Leifland has developed a payment method that involves a simple biometric scan of the hand, using our unique pattern of veins as a way of confirming who we are. Leifland’s innovative idea aims to reduce identity fraud, and speed up the payment process.
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