Future Samsung smartwatch could use your veins for identity verification

Future Samsung smartwatch could use your veins for identity verification
Imagine this. You strap to your wrist Samsung's latest smartwatch, and your identity is quickly verified by your veins. This technology could be available sooner than you might think. Samsung has filed a patent with the USPTO for a method by which a smartwatch user's veins are used to authenticate the identity of the person wearing the device.

The watch would first take an initial reading of the vein, and use it to compare to future images. Infrared technology could be employed to capture the images of the veins. If a smartwatch is being used like a key to open a car door or a hotel room, the technology featured in the patent filing could be used to verify one's identity. It also could be used to authenticate a mobile payment, replacing the currently used fingerprint sensor or password sign-in.


The patent, titled "Wearable Device And Method Of Operating The Same," was originally filed in July of last year. If the technology is as impressive as hoped, it could lead to the future use of heart beats as a way to verify identification.


source: USPTO via FastCompany, Phandroid

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17 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hope there's no cancer linkage.

3. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

interesting, but right now you only need to unlock your phone/watch once after it's clipped on. after the first unlock, you are good to go unless the it gets taken off

7. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

I hope samsung invent an identity scaner from a butt fart.

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but my fart is different each day :-/

16. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Bro, that Samsung watch will inform you have identity issue. Please eat an Apple.

8. warrenellis93

Posts: 542; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

666 mark of the beast up in heeeere

9. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Geee what's next? Are they going to ask to spit saliva on your device for identity recognizition:D

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO now that is funny. I don't think it needs to go any further than fingerprints. +1

20. FluffyBled unregistered

For smartwatches i would assume this is a better option than a fingerprint scanner.

19. Metropolis75

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

You're going to have smart watches for ladies with built in pregnancy kits that requires the woman to pee on it.

11. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

too much.

14. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

now someone will come with a sensor to measure hairs per cm^2 and use it as a password :3

15. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Why, it's a bit extras... let humans be human

17. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Bro, that Samsung watch will inform you have identity issue. Please eat an Apple.

18. Joaopedromartins

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 04, 2016

No need

21. Dodong

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

This stupid as he'll

22. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

Time for apple to copy.

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