Fingerprint recognition and face recognition have become mainstream, and everyone is pretty much aware of it. But have you heard about palm recognition? Since every other human being has different and unique patterns of line, palm recognition can be used for identification purposes. Amazon One already uses palm recognition technology and wants it to be incorporated on a larger scale by retail outlets as well. The surface area details, ridges, and vein patterns help in creating a unique palm signature for everyone.
Amazon will be using the technology soon in its Go stores located in Seattle. Amazon’s vice president Dilip Kumar says that Amazon One is applicable to not just its stores but also to the office buildings, retailers and stadiums. Rightly so, introducing palm recognition technology in these places will make it extremely convenient and less time consuming to make payments or get identified.
According to Amazon, palm recognition technology takes over other biometric technologies in terms of enhanced privacy. The device used by Amazon One is an image scanning hardware that captures an encodes the image of a palm. All you need to use the service is a cell phone number and credit card. Moreover, if anyone wants to remove their data from the company’s portal, they can do it themselves.
The company will initially launch the technology in its two Seattle stores but has strong planning to spread the technology is more stores as well, including third-party stores.