Sports fans of the future might enter stadiums simply by waving a hand over a vein scanner, if new technology from Hitachi is any guide.
Users could simply hold their fingers over a “walkthrough-style” scanner to gain entry to sports stadiums, convention centers or other large venues almost instantly, according to the Japanese conglomerate’s research lab.
Since users would have to be registered beforehand, the biometric security system could prevent would-be thieves and unauthorized people from entering such facilities.
The scanner is able to confirm a person’s identity by detecting finger vein patterns, which are unique to each person. It works regardless of the number of fingers used or their orientation above the scanner surface, allowing it to process about 70 users per minute.