Fujitsu eyes embedded palm scanners in smartphones, tablets

Fujitsu’s palm scanners may soon find a home inside smartphones and tablets.

“We have been reducing the size of our palm vein authentication units since their initial development,” a Fujitsu spokeman said in a ComputerWorld report. “In the future, we hope to eventually have these units embedded into smartphones.”

Fujitsu’s palm scanners have found many applications, including as stand-alone units for POS systems, as well as in laptops. Smartphones and tablets would be new space for the company.

Fujitsu Frontech North America and PulseWallet recently announced a new relationship, centered on the use of Fujitsu’s palm scanning technology.

According to the ComputerWorld report, the company is currently working on tablets with embedded palm scanners for Fukoka Financial Group. The tablets have a 12.5in screen, an Intel Core i5 processor and they run Windows.

Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, The global market for palm vein biometrics is set to grow at a CAGR of 46.6 percent between 2012-2016, according to a recently-published research report.

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