Vein Scanners are nothing new, but we have yet to see them gain significant ground in the consumer market. Today, Sony announced a compact finger vein authentication technology that is small enough to fit on a mobile phone. Called the Mofiria, it works by shooting LED light through the finger. The CMOS sensor (widely used in cameras) then captures the information, and then though some algorithmic magic creates a sort of pass code based off the finger’s vein structure.
Sony plans to bring the Mofiria technology to the commercial market this fiscal year.