September 30, 2020
Amazon unveiled a new palm recognition system at two of its Seattle stores that allows customers to pay for items with a simple wave of the hand.
Called Amazon One, the technology creates a unique ‘palm signature’ for each individual by gathering surface-area details and links it to a credit card.
The device is being piloted at two Amazon Go locations, with more being added over the next few months.
Along with making payments, the e-commerce giant sees its palm reading system being used for things like ‘presenting a loyalty card, entering a location like a stadium or badging into work.’
Amazon has been working on the palm recognition system for quite some time, as last December the firm was awarded a patent for a ‘touchless scanning system’ that identifies customers using hand recognition.
The patent was filed on June 21, 2018 and published December 26 by the US Patent & Trademark Office, but now Amazon has rolled out a working device.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 2:39 am