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A human walks up to a place which requires previous approval to get in the building.
The human claims to be Samuel SpecificGuy
The human places his two hands on two pieces of glass
Two scanners take a look at them
Software compares these two scans with previous scans of his hands which are on file
The software indicates the level of confidence that this really is Samuel SpecificGuy
This can't be a brand new idea. I mean, really; checking hand size to help guess if the guy is an impostor ? I've seen the same at least once, without a human; just software granting access to places with pretty important security restrictions.
I'm NOT talking about fingerprints !!! Just hand size.
I asked google and bing for something about hand scanners and I got a bunch of hits about bar code readers.
Could somebody provide me with a vocabulary lesson as to what I should ask, e.g., phrases that google or bing might understand ?
I've designed and created something similar. Rather than putting the palm on glass panels I give authenticated users a device that is placed in the palm instead and the device grants the user the required access. I call it a "key".
With the first sentence you raised my hopes for the one scanner I always was waiting for. Imagine lowering your pants and sitting on the scanner until it has verified your identity, the whole time surrounded by security guards.
For some reason this always must be a lengthy and complicated procedure with bonus points for being embarrassing or involving being groped all over by strangers.
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