Amazon has lifted the veil on its brand new biometric recognition technology and made it possible to turn a human hand into a means of payment. Indeed, the Amazon One solution uses the palm of the hand to allow the user to identify themselves based on a combination of surface details and vein patterns “Palm Signature”.
A new Amazon One payment system
In other words, when approaching a payment terminal instead of withdrawing your bank card “without touching”If you want to pay for your smartphone with Apple Pay or Google Pay, or your smartwatch, simply let the device scan your palm to instantly validate a transaction. First, Amazon wants to use this technology (Amazon One) in its Amazon Go stores in Seattle.
If the technology is to be used as a means of payment initially, Amazon has other plans for Amazon One. According to Dilip Kumar, VP at Amazon: “We believe Amazon One has broad applicability beyond our retail stores. That’s why we plan to offer the service to third parties such as retailers, stadiums and office buildings so that more people in more locations can benefit from this ease and convenience. “”
According to the American giant, the recognition of the palm is clearer ” Privacy friendly As face recognition. Indeed, it is impossible to recognize a person by the palm of their hand. Likewise, this technology requires you to deliberately run your hand over a scanner to validate your payment, while facial recognition can be used without the user’s knowledge.
Amazon states that you don’t even need an Amazon account to use the service. All you need is a phone number and a credit card. Amazon One users can also remove their biometric data from the system if they no longer want to use the service. In short, the future of payments may already be in your hands …