September 5, 2012 -
The new software enables personal authentication using a smartphone.
The companies jointly developed an algorithm that uses visible light to detect palms and veins patterns. Because it uses both patterns, it is a multi-modal biometric technology that arguably is more secure.
Softbank and Universal Robot are planning to commercialize the technology by the end of the year.
Are you excited about using a combined palm and vein technology to access your smartphones?