It Begins: Hand Scans For Cash
SCAN HAND FOR ATM CASH, NO CARD REQUIRED
by Alyssa Danigelis
In a move that seems like it should have happened in the year 2000, a Japanese bank announced it will be installing about a dozen automated teller machines that can read customers’ palms to identify them. Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank will be the country’s first to introduce the system.
First, Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank (Japanese site) customers will register their biometric information at a branch, according to Gizmag’s Darren Quick. Then they’ll be able to go to one of the new ATMs and get cash simply by scanning a hand, typing in their birthdate and a four-digit PIN.
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This being technophilic Japan we’re talking about, I would have thought every bank there has body scanning ATMs by now. The thing is, the scanning technology is already out there but still requires every customer to use a card. Essentially the scanning has been an extra security measure.