These original Kirt's Cogitations™
may be reproduced (no more than 5, please) provided proper credit is given to me, Kirt
– noun: Concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation.
Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.
Look Deep into My Eyes
retina scanners are the security measures of choice by spy movie producers
and even the U.S. government, but in South Korea and Japan, vein recognition
is the preferred method. The system is widely used in Asia for cultural
reasons, since hygiene is a prime concern there. No contact with the
vein recognition scanner is required since it uses an infrared beam
to map veins on the back of the hand. Fingerprint and retina scanners
require the scanee to physically touch the device. Vein recognition
will start appearing in North America later in 2004.