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Finger vein authentication
mofiria’s Finger Vein Authentication (FVA) technology deploys
pattern-recognition techniques based on images of human finger vein
patterns beneath the skin\\\'s surface. A CMOS sensor diagonally captures
the vein pattern image by reflecting near-infrared lights inside the finger,
allowing a very flat device layout.
Biometric authentication refers to the identification of humans by their physical traits. Fingerprint authentication and face recognition are commonly used forms of biometric authentication. The Finger vein authentication technology, however, has recently received much attention as a new, more reliable method in comparison to other forms of biometric identification technologies.
Recently, several financial institutions and governments have started adopting this method to securely identify individuals.
Comparison of Biometric Technologies
A comparative evaluation of the major biometric technologies is described in Table 1. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. For example, fingerprint is the least expensive method and is commonly used for identifying suspected criminals.
However, the age and occupation of a person may cause some difficulties in capturing a complete and accurate fingerprint image.
Fingerprints are also relatively easy to be copied, so that usage may be restricted when used for security purposes.
The features of finger vein authentication are as follows:
・Finger vein patterns are unique to each individual, even among identical twins. The false acceptance rate is very low (close to zero).
・Placing a hand or finger is less intrusive compared to other biometric technologies.
・Because veins are located inside the body, it is extremely difficult to read or steal. There is little risk of forgery or theft.
・Finger veins do not leave any trace during the authentication process and so cannot be duplicated.
・Finger vein patterns remain relatively constant through the adult years so that re-enrollment of the vein pattern will not be required once enrolled.
・Finger veins are less likely to be influenced by changes in the weather or physical condition of the individual.
・Rushes, cracked and rough skin do not affect the result of authentication.