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ALSO CALLED: Biometry
DEFINITION: Finger vein ID is a biometric authentication system that matches the vascular pattern in an individual's finger to previously obtained data. Hitachi developed and patented a finger vein ID system in 2005. The technology is currently in use or development for a wide variety of applications, including credit card authentication, automobile security, employee time and attendance tracking, computer and  … 
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BIOMETRICS DEFINITION (continued): …  network authentication, end point security and ATM machines.Here's how Hitachi's system works:To obtain the pattern for the database record, an individual inserts a finger into an attester terminal containing a near-infared LED (light-emitting diode) light and a monochrome CCD (charge-coupled device) camera. The hemoglobin in the blood absorbs near-infared LED light, which makes the vein system appear as a dark pattern of lines. The camera records the image and the raw data is digitized, certified and sent to a database of registered images. For authentication purposes, the finger is scanned … 
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