Vein Authentication

What?

Vein Authentication is proven to be the safest and most accurate method of identification.

How?

Simply said, veins are on the "inside" of your body unlike other biometric authentication options.

Why?

Not only that a person's veins cannot be duplicated, our liveliness sensors actually make a picture of blood flow.

Overview

Based on the patterns of veins in one’s finger or hand, vascular pattern recognition (VPR) provides the ease of use of hand geometry with much improved accuracy, smaller readers and contact less use. Hitachi’s finger vein system scans the veins one’s fingers and then match the vein patterns of their respective pre-established templates.

As near infrared light generated by Bank of LEDs (light emitting diodes) penetrates the body tissue, it is reflected in the hemoglobin in the blood. A CCD (charge coupled device) camera (which uses a small, rectangular piece of silicon to receive incoming light) captures the image of the vein pattern through this reflected light. Image processing constructs a finger vein pattern from the camera image.

This pattern is compressed and digitized so that it can be registered as a template or digitized image that it compares to the stored template of the user, and determines whether there is a match, using patter-matching techniques. The actual algorithms used in the process differ from vendor to vendor.

Specifications

FAR < 0.000008%
FRR < 0.01%
Auth Time < 2 seconds

Special Features

Impossible Forgery
Liveliness Detectors
Ease of Use
Durable and Re-usable

Integration of vein

identification on a global scale

Vein systems have won wide acceptance in banking, especially in Japan. Moreover, vein systems have some very powerful advantages.

First, there is no property of latency. The vein patterns in fingers stay where they belong, and where no one can see them- in the fingers. This is a huge privacy consideration.

Second, vascular sensors are both durable and usable. The sensors are looking below the skin; and they simply do not have issues with finger cuts, moisture or dirt.

The most secure way

of biometric authenication

Third, vein systems demonstrate very high accuracy rates, currently higher than fingerprint imaging, and they are very difficult to spoof; however, the relative accuracy of the two technologies could change over time since fingerprint technology has been making significant improvements.

Fourth, the vein systems are near contact less. What that means is that only the very top of the finger makes contact; and that is just to align the finger for consistent imaging.

Last, vein systems are extremely easy to use as they are fairly intuitive and require very little training on the part of the user.

Implementing

Machine Learning

A good palm vein scanner is nothing without an excellent palm vein matching algorithm. We are building our algorithm by integrating a neural network with self-decision grouping capabilities, which means that with every single user, and every single biometric login, the system is improving itself, becoming faster and more accurate.

Standard biometric authentication methods mostly identify users 1:1, so they need to carry external information carrier such as an RFID card. However, our goal is to go completely device-less, and this is how we achieve this – by designing the best vein matching algorithm.

Storing Biometric

Data Patterns

Your palm vein pattern is never stored on our servers. The second it is scanned by our devices, it is converted into a private key that is instantly encrypted and sent to our irisCore for decision.